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Juries defy cliche of anti-immigrant bias (access required)

Your plaintiff is the family of a Mexican national from North Carolina, killed in an auto accident, and you’re stuck with a Virginia jurisdiction with a reputation for conservative jurors. If those circumstances sound daunting, consider a second case. Your ...

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Shipyard worker blames Exxon for mesothelioma – $25,000,000 Verdict (access required)

A former ship repair supervisor contracted mesothelioma almost 30 years after he last worked for Newport News Shipbuilding on oil tankers owned by Exxon Mobil Corp. Plaintiff, now 72, contended that the disease was caused by his exposure to asbestos ...

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Child of Mexican national has brachial plexus injury – $2,551,629 Verdict (access required)

The minor plaintiff was delivered by the defendant doctor on Aug. 7, 2005. The mother, who was from Mexico, had received no prenatal care. During the delivery, the defendant encountered a severe shoulder dystocia, which was reduced after approximately five ...

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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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