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Fall on ice results in elbow fracture, dislocation – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Dec. 29, 2003, the plaintiff slipped and fell with her body landing full-force on her left elbow, fracturing her ulna and dislocating her radial head (a Monteggia fracture). She was transported to Maryview Hospital by ambulance. The defendant physician ...

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Rear-ender causes soft-tissue injuries – $150,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was involved in a two-vehicle wreck on Oct. 8, 2003, at the intersection of Routes 301 and 206 in King George County. She stopped her 2001 Mitsubishi automobile at a red light and was rear-ended by a 1997 Ford ...

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Soccer player injured by bungee cord – $450,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 13-year-old female, was injured while removing a soccer training ball from a storage bin in her garage. The training device was a soccer ball with a high energy storing cord (bungee) attached. The purpose of the cord was ...

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VBA, VSB to hold 'Wills for Heroes' training Aug. 27 (access required)

Wills for Heroes, a joint effort of the Virginia Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and the Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference, will hold a training session for volunteers at Troutman Sanders LLP in Richmond on Aug. 27 from noon ...

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Wilder Jr. pleads guilty for role in campaign fund (access required)

Lawrence D. Wilder Jr., son of the Richmond mayor and former governor, has pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts related to his role as treasurer of his father’s gubernatorial campaign fund. Richmond Circuit Judge Walter W. Stout sentenced Larry Wilder ...

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Benjamin elected secretary of NACDL (access required)

Richmond attorney Steven D. Benjamin has been elected secretary of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the nation’s largest criminal bar association. Benjamin has served as a member of the NACDL board of directors and is a former president ...

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Payout larger than expected for Tech victims, families (access required)

WASHINGTON—Families of victims in the Virginia Tech shootings would receive larger payments and benefits than originally envisioned under a final proposal for distributing more than $7 million in contributions received by the university. The proposal submitted by consultant Kenneth Feinberg, ...

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Soldier charged with beating convicted of lesser crime (access required)

FORT LEE—A soldier charged with beating an Iraqi detainee with a baseball bat and trying to cover it up has been convicted of a lesser offense and given the lightest possible punishment. A six-person military jury convicted Sgt. 1st Class ...

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New McGuireWoods managing partner hails from Charlotte (access required)

McGuireWoods LLP, the Richmond-based legal giant, has named a Charlotte attorney as its new managing partner. Thomas E. Cabaniss, the first managing partner from outside Richmond, succeeds William J. Strickland, who held the post for 11 years. Strickland will return ...

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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 Aug. 10 to Aug. 16. The originating source of a story is indicated after the item. If you are not presently receiving this Alert, ...

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