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Virginia’s Largest Verdicts of 2013 (access required)

Largest Verdicts

In this issue, Virginia Lawyers Weekly presents its compilation of “Virginia’s Largest Verdicts of 2013.” Eighteen qualifying verdicts were reported to Virginia Lawyers Weekly in 2013. This number is slightly down from the 2012 compilation, where 20 cases made the ...

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Nursing home lessor recovers damages for defendant’s breach – $2,742,029 Verdict (access required)

Litigation was initiated in federal court in Atlanta by Mariner, a Georgia-based guarantor of a lease of a nursing home facility in Scott County, Va. Guarantor Mariner sued landlord Elderberry, a Lynchburg LLC, seeking declaratory judgment that a written lease ...

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Lawyer who served time in prison nets legal malpractice award – $5,750,000 Verdict (access required)

A Fairfax jury of five men and two women awarded plaintiff, Bruce McLaughlin, $5.75 million in his legal malpractice case against the law firm of Shevlin Smith. The case is unique in that McLaughlin prevailed in proving his case within ...

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Military contractor recovers for non-payment of contract – $1,937,559 Verdict (access required)

Global Hub Logistics was an Afghanistan-based logistics contractor hired by Tamerlane Global Services Inc. to complete movements of military cargo out of Afghanistan during 2011. Tamerlane refused to pay Global Hub for completed movements of cargo after the relationship between ...

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Necessity of spinal surgery at issue in med-mal action – $1,121,364 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff was a 32-year-old man who suffered a minor L-1 compression fracture as a result of an ATV accident. He was taken to the Loudoun Hospital emergency room where he came under the care of neurosurgeon Dr. Mudit Sharma, ...

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Traumatic brain injury claim strongly contested at trial – $1,200,000 Verdict (access required)

In July 2009, the plaintiff was stopped at a red light when the defendant rear-ended her pick-up truck, totaling both vehicles and pushing the plaintiff into the car in front of her. The plaintiff was dazed and refused medical treatment ...

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Patient suffered burns during unsupervised smoke break – $1,280,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was a wheelchair-bound nursing home patient who suffered from psychosis, left side paralysis due to a stroke, a fractured left hip, total left arm contractors, a bad back, left side neuropathy, impaired field of vision and partial immobility. He ...

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