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Court orders record sanction against Charlottesville lawyer (access required)

In what appears to be the final trial court chapter of a tangled Charlottesville legal saga, a judge has imposed $542,000 in sanctions against attorney Matthew B. Murray for hiding evidence and trying to deflect blame for lapses in his ...

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Judge sets aside $5.225M verdict in Best Buy case (access required)

A Newport News judge has set aside a multimillion dollar personal injury award against electronics retailer Best Buy on the grounds the verdict was excessive. In August, a seven-member jury awarded $5,225,000 to Michael Chavis, who was injured after a ...

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DuPont can protect its trade secrets, wins largest verdict ever in Virginia (access required)

DuPont, the chemical giant, hopes to send a “landmark” message about respecting trade secrets with a historic $919.9-million Virginia verdict this month. A Richmond federal jury returned the award after an eight-week trial featuring claims of international industrial espionage involving ...

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Verdict slashed, lawyer referred for discipline (access required)

A Charlottesville judge slashed a record wrongful death verdict by two-thirds and ordered sanctions against the plaintiff and his lawyer in the aftermath of a hotly contested trial. Circuit Court Judge Edward L. Hogshire also referred Charlottesville lawyer Matthew B. ...

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Broker sues to collect fee in sale of business – $1,175,000 Arbitration Award (access required)

Pittsburgh-based The Advisor Group Inc. (“TAG”) sought an unpaid fee from former owners of ColonialWebb Contractors for assisting with sale of the company. TAG had an October 2008 written agreement with ColonialWebb whereby TAG was to: research buyers, secure confidentiality ...

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