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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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Man scores $7M verdict against drunken driver – $7,000,000 Verdict (access required)

On Aug. 7, 2009, a 20-year-old correctional officer was riding his 1998 Harley-Davidson motorcycle when he was hit by a drunken driver. The wreck occurred on Route 619 near its intersection with Route 606 in Greensville. The defendant was driving ...

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High court to hear case on ‘civil death penalty’ (access required)

A group of business litigators hopes the Supreme Court of Virginia will save them from a “civil death penalty” imposed by a Richmond judge as punishment for discovery abuse, leading to an $11.75 million judgment. Richmond Circuit Judge Margaret P. ...

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Judge awards $7M to motorcyclist hit by drunken driver (access required)

A Greensville County judge has awarded $7,000,000 to a correctional officer who suffered extensive injuries when his Harley-Davidson motorcycle was struck by a drunken driver. Brandon Rawlings, who was 20 at the time of the accident, had a lifelong ambition ...

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Eight-figure fraud verdict returned in Bonn bonds case – $96,400,000 Verdict (access required)

An Alexandria federal jury returned a verdict on Oct. 27, 2011 of $96,400,000 in favor of Honua Investment Management, Inc. and its bondholders who were defrauded by Man Ki Kim, a McLean businessman. The case was tried over a period ...

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Woman gets $4M award by summary judgment (access required)

A Smithfield woman seeking protection from financial exposure after being sued over a traffic accident torpedoed her own personal injury defense with her bankruptcy filings, a judge has ruled. The woman – and the insurance companies covering her – now ...

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