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Tag Archives: Judge W. Chapman Goodwin

Judges across state differ on ‘reptile’ tactics (access required)

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Virginia courts may not have felt the reptile’s strike, but judges are taking different approaches with the prospect of plaintiff’s lawyers armed with psychological jury appeals. At issue is the “reptile” litigation tactic: an appeal to jurors’ subconscious fears that ...

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Nerve severed during wisdom teeth extraction – $625,000 Verdict (access required)

Dr. Burgoyne, an oral surgeon, extracted the four developing wisdom teeth of a 12-year-old girl in August 2014. In the process of doing so, Dr. Burgoyne completely severed the child’s lingual nerve on one side (there are two nerves which ...

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