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Insurance denied for lawyer, firm facing malpractice judgment (access required)

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A lawyer for a Virginia woman paralyzed during surgery says he is determined to recover compensation from the law firm that fumbled her medical negligence case, even though a judge last week denied insurance coverage for the woman’s legal malpractice ...

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Plaintiff wins record verdict on wrongful conception claim – $1,800,000 Verdict (access required)

In what is believed to be the largest verdict in U.S. history for a case of this kind, a 40-year-old woman who gave birth to a healthy child after a failed bilateral tubligation was awarded the sued upon amount of ...

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Locomotive engineer suffered spinal injuries in railyard fall – $2,400,000 Verdict (access required)

The case involved a 52-year-old Norfolk Southern Railroad locomotive engineer who was injured on May 1, 2011, in the Waynesboro Yard. At approximately 11:00 p.m., he tripped over a metal “joint” bar that had previously been removed from one of ...

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Modular home lifted from foundation during tornado – $1,711,741 Verdict (access required)

The decedent purchased a modular home from the defendant. During the tornado that hit Gloucester in April 2011, the home was lifted off its foundation, flew through the air for several yards and flew through the garage where the decedent ...

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Virginia’s Largest Verdicts of 2013 (access required)

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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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