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Norfolk jury awards $115M in interactive TV patent case (access required)

A small technology company won a $115 million verdict from a Norfolk federal jury last week, on its claim that Verizon Communications Inc. infringed on its patents for interactive television when Verizon developed its FiOS cable system. ActiveVideo Networks contended ...

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‘Equitable adjustment’ sought for site and excavating work – $1,087,266 Verdict (access required)

Haymes Brothers, a site and excavating company, was the site contractor on a project for RTI International Metals Inc.’s construction of a new facility in Martinsville. The case involved a claim by Haymes Brothers for an “equitable adjustment” under the ...

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25 top verdicts from the past 25 years (access required)

The largest jury verdict in Virginia in the past 25 years was handed down just this past April – a Vietnam veteran claiming he suffered brain damage after a Botox injection won $212 million from a federal jury in Richmond. ...

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‘Bear hug’ of customer is within scope of employment – $1,200,000 Verdict (access required)

The sole cause of action was for vicarious liability of Lowe’s for its employee’s negligence in the “friendly bear-hugging” of a repeat customer at Lowe’s. Plaintiff is a 59-year-old Vietnamese contractor who operates his own home-improvement company. At the time ...

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U.S. condemns high-rise site for Norfolk courthouse addition – $13,401,741 Condemnation Verdict (access required)

The United States condemned 1.604 acres of land at the southwest corner of Granby Street and Brambleton Avenue in downtown Norfolk, and deposited $6,175,000 with the court as its estimate of just compensation. The land was partially improved with foundation, ...

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Woman suffers stroke after infertility treatment – $1,500,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff suffered a stroke after undergoing in vitro fertilization therapy. Her attorneys contended that that the defendant physician was negligent because he ignored warning signs for ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) and continued the therapy. The syndrome developed and caused enlargement ...

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