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Student scores $5M verdict against The Virginian-Pilot (access required)

Patrick Bristol, a student at Chesapeake’s Great Bridge High School, told a reporter for The Virginian-Pilot that fellow student Kevin Webb routinely shoved and taunted him at school. The Pilot reported that allegation as fact, an assertion that Webb denied ...

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Teenager paralyzed during surgery for sunken chest – $5,000,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was 16 years old when he underwent pectus excavatum surgery on Jan. 30, 2007, to correct a congenital deformity of the chest wall. During the surgery, the defendant provided anesthesia care. Plaintiff claimed that his blood pressure dropped extremely ...

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Tobacco manufacturer says distributor didn’t pay its bills – $5,257,644 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff Virginia Brands is a cigarette manufacturer and produced cigarettes for the defendant Kingston Tobacco under a contract in which Kingston Tobacco agreed to pay for the cigarettes and associated regulatory charges incurred by Virginia Brands. After Kingston Tobacco’s ...

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Man dies from pneumonia before learning of diagnosis – $3,500,000 Verdict (access required)

The 24-year-old decedent went to the defendant doctor with chest pain and a cough. He was diagnosed with chestwall pain and prescribed a narcotic pain reliever. The decedent returned the next day with complaints of increased chest pain and spitting ...

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Other large verdicts of note (access required)

A few cases caught our attention, although they didn’t quite meet the criteria we use for our list of top state jury verdicts. FELA suit in Tennessee Richard N. Shapiro of Virginia Beach and Sidney Gilreath of Knoxville, Tenn., joined ...

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Largest Verdicts of 2010 (access required)

Virginia Lawyers Weekly’s survey of the “Largest Jury Verdicts of 2010” found 22 seven-figure awards last year. Sixteen of this year’s cases had a personal injury component, including seven medical malpractice verdicts. Three of the four largest verdicts involved business ...

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