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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
A Roanoke jury awarded $4.5 million this month to a 43-year-old former railroad worker who claimed his on-the-job foot injury led to permanent pain and disability. The Feb. 17 verdict came at the end of a five-day trial in Kirk ...Read More »
A man facing a life sentence for the murder of his wife has been hit with a record-setting civil verdict arising from the same crime. Last Monday, a Loudoun County jury awarded $15 million to the family of Catherine Ann ...Read More »
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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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 ...Read More »
A Culpeper County jury has handed down a $15.4 million dollar verdict to a teenage boy who claimed he was sexually abused by a man posing as a clinical psychologist. The alleged abuse occurred in 2005 and 2006, when the ...Read More »