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Monthly Archives: July 2007

Unemployment Comp – Misconduct – Professor- Student Affair (access required)

A circuit court reverses the Employment Commission’s award of benefits to a terminated college professor, finding that the professor was in fact terminated for misconduct connected to his work in violation of Va. Code Sect. 60.2-618(1). The professor was terminated ...

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Finger injury from weight machine settled (access required)

Karla Ortiz was attempting to operate a ST-4 exercise machine, manufactured and supplied by Paramount Fitness Corporation, in the gym at The Elms at Kingstowne Apartments, where she was a tenant. When Ortiz approached the bench press portion of the ...

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Girl wins claim for scarring from wreck (access required)

The defendant was driving on Route 15, a two-lane road. He crossed a double solid line, attempting to pass a car. He stayed in the wrong lane for at least 15 seconds and continued to drive in that lane as ...

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Man hit while changing tire settles for $450K (access required)

Plaintiff and companion co-worker, were changing a flat tire of their company’s van on the shoulder of Interstate 95. Plaintiff and companion were injured when a semi strayed off the travel lanes, struck both parties and failed to stop. Plaintiff ...

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Shoulder surgery problem settled for $500K (access required)

The plaintiff was a 59-year-old retired school nurse who suffered from a chronic impingement syndrome of the left shoulder. To alleviate this she submitted to outpatient arthroscopic surgery for subacromial decompression in August 2004. This procedure involves some removal of ...

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First challenge to civil fees postponed in Henrico GDC (access required)

The first court challenge to civil fees Virginia is imposing on bad and dangerous drivers was postponed last week in Henrico County General District Court. Anthony Price, charged with his fifth violation for driving on a suspended license, was unaware ...

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Judge awards $8M to survivors of USS Cole bombing victims (access required)

A federal judge last week ordered the Republic of Sudan to pay nearly $8 million to the families of 17 sailors killed in the 2000 terrorist attack on the Navy’s USS Cole. The families had sought $105 million, but U.S. ...

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VBA honors Stolle, Warner, life members (access required)

The Virginia Bar Association honored Virginia State Sen. Ken Stolle and U.S. Sen. John Warner during its annual summer meeting at The Homestead earlier this month. Stolle received the VBA’s Distinguished Service Award for his multi-year campaign to improve the ...

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Kaine sets schedule for Benton successor (access required)

Gov. Timothy M. Kaine has asked those interested in filling the vacancy created by the retirement of Virginia Court of Appeals Judge James W. Benton Jr. to submit their names and supporting documentation to his staff by Aug. 24 Mark ...

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The Weekly Recap (access required)

Editor’s Note: The following selected stories appeared in the Virginia Lawyers Weekly Daily E-Mail Alert from July 20 to July 26. The originating source of a story is indicated after the item. If you are not presently receiving this Alert, ...

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