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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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Condo owners pursue structural defect, warranty claims – $3,248,105 Verdict (access required)

Sandbridge Dunes is a 74-unit, four-story condominium building on the oceanfront in Sandbridge. Following three years of fruitless attempts to have the project developer fix leaks and faulty construction in the common areas, the owner’s association retained experts and counsel ...

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Plaintiffs win on claim that video content was pirated – $1,526,644 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiffs alleged direct copyright infringement by defendants Young Min Ro and Daewoo Video Inc. (and vicarious copyright infringement against Ro) for duplicating and distributing the plaintiffs’ copyrighted video content after the defendants had terminated their licenses. The infringement included ...

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Doc defends failure to diagnose case on causation, but loses – $2,650,000 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff alleged that defendant radiologist missed a left breast abnormality on a screening mammogram performed on Sept. 15, 2008. The plaintiff further alleged that the defendant failed to order follow-up imaging studies and/or a referral to a surgeon for ...

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Looking back on 2011: The year in legal news (access required)

The reversal of a 20-year-old noncompete case lead the case news from Virginia Lawyers in 2011. Much of the first half of year featured news from the General Assembly. Officials at the Virginia State Bar sparred with legislators over $5 ...

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