Author Archives: Virginia Lawyers Weekly

Presenting Virginia’s Largest Settlements from 2019


In this issue, Virginia Lawyers Weekly presents the survey of “Million-Dollar Settlements of 2019.” This annual compilation recaps big settlements from across the commonwealth for the previous year. The largest settlement, for $112.5 million, involved a False Claim Act filed ...

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020-8-022 – Sparks v. New Millennium Building Systems

Sparks v. New Millennium Building Systems, Case No. CL 18-386. March 12, 2020; Roanoke Cir. Ct. (Dorsey). Laura M. Ellerman, Thomas D. Frith IV, Mark D. Loftis, Mark E. GiaQuinta, Linda A. Polley for the parties. VLW 020-8-022, 8 pp. Full-Text Opinion

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VSB office closed until March 30

The Virginia State Bar’s office will be closed until March 30 due to health concerns with the spread of COVID-19, the VSB announced on March 23. “We will continue to evaluate the situation and will announce any additional information on ...

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020-8-017 – Bragg v. Board of Supervisors

Bragg v. Board of Supervisors, Case No. 16-180. March 5, 2020; Rappahannock Cir. Ct. (Parker). David L. Konick, Arthur L. Goff, Michael T. Brown for the parties. VLW 020-8-017, 4 pp. Full-Text Opinion

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020-8-016 – Applegate v. ALMG Inc.

Applegate v. ALMG Inc., Case No. CL-19-5188. Feb. 25, 2020; Norfolk Cir. Ct. (Martin). Allen W. Beasley, Mark C. Nanavati for the parties. VLW 020-8-016, 5 pp. Full-Text Opinion

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Bar not liable for patron’s injuries outside the building

Where plaintiff’s decedent was ejected from defendant bar and beaten outside of the building, the bar is not liable for the injuries. Background According to the allegations in plaintiff’s complaint, plaintiff’s decedent was a patron of a bar called The ...

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020-7-039 – Middleton v. Commonwealth

Logan v. Commonwealth, Record No. 0668-18-4, March 3, 2020. CAV (Russell, Huff dissenting) from Prince William Cir. Ct. (Johnston). Christopher Feldmann for appellant, Leanna C. Minix for appellee. VLW 020-7-039, 18 pp. Unpublished. Full-Text Opinion

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