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Hassell: State Of The Judiciary, 2004 (access required)

Editor’s Note: On May 12, Virginia Chief Justice Leroy Rountree Hassell Sr. delivered the 2004 State of the Judiciary Speech to the Judicial Conference at its meeting in Charlottesville. Virginia Lawyers Weekly is pleased to reprint the full text of ...

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Doctors vs. Lawyers (access required)

Doctors and lawyers. The two groups haven’t always been the best of friends. For one thing, lawyers sue doctors in medical malpractice cases. And the two groups have duked it out in the General Assembly with regularity. This year, the ...

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Large Cases Down, Med-Mal Verdicts Up (access required)

Two findings jump out immediately from Virginia Lawyers Weekly’s survey of the “Largest Verdicts of 2003.” Really big verdicts are less prevalent. The top verdict of the year was a $35 million award, handed down by a Norfolk federal jury ...

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The Largest Verdicts of 2003 (access required)

#1$35 MillionMercExchange LLC v. eBay Type of Case: Intellectual PropertyCourt: USDC, Eastern DistrictVirginia Attorney: Greg N. Stillman, Norfolk Summary: A Norfolk federal jury found that online auction giant eBay had infringed on two patents owned by Northern Virginia lawyer and ...

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