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Asbestos case tried under maritime and wrongful death law – $9,182,906 Verdict (access required)

A 68-year-old retired shipyard worker died from mesothelioma, which was allegedly caused by his use of John Crane Inc.’s asbestos gaskets and packing at the Newport News Shipyard, where he worked as a pipefitter and pipefitter foreman from 1962 to ...

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Injured railroad worker sought wage loss recovery under FELA – $4,500,000 Verdict (access required)

On June 13, 2008, Kirk Davis was working as a Remote Control Operator (RCO) in the Roanoke Material Yard when he tripped on a railroad tie, severely twisting his right ankle. His accident was not witnessed. The tie on which ...

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Twelve for ’12: A look at the stories we’ll be watching in the coming year (access required)

For our annual Trends issue this year, we have identified a dozen different issues or points of departure that we’ll be watching in the coming year. Twelve for ’12, we call it. Here’s the list: STRESS ON THE COURTS Read ...

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Man posed as clinical psychologist in child sex abuse case – $15,400,000 Verdict (access required)

The sexual abuse victim was 13 to 14 years old at the time of the sexual abuse against him by his 47-year-old “counselor,” James W. Davis, who was posing as a clinical psychologist. On two occasions during the course of ...

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Other large verdicts of note (access required)

Editor’s note: A few cases from 2011 caught our attention, but didn’t quite meet the criteria we use for our list of top state jury verdicts. SunTrust Mortgage insurance suit $40 Million A federal judge in Richmond awarded nearly $40 ...

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Presenting ‘Largest Verdicts of 2011’

The biggest jury verdict ever returned in Virginia leads the survey of the “Virginia’s Largest Verdicts of 2011,” presented in this issue. Web Editor Sarah Rodriguez has compiled the results, which can be found here. Some of the findings from ...

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