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Bunion surgery limits woman's ability to walk – Defense Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff was a 29-year-old female who went to the podiatrist defendant in June 2004 with complaints of bunion pain in her right foot. The podiatrist’s examination and X-rays confirmed the existence of a bunion deformity that was amenable to ...

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Collision causes miscarriage, permanent damage to uterus – $1,700,000 Verdict (access required)

In March 2005, plaintiff, a 19-year-old female, was hit head-on when the defendant driver crossed the center line on Route 55 in Linden. One of the plaintiff’s allegations was negligent entrustment as the defendant driver was operating her employer’s vehicle ...

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Loan officer makes unsolicited offer of credit – $10,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff received a letter from defendant stating that his credit application had been denied. Plaintiff had made no such credit application, so the next day he telephoned defendant’s office. He spoke with the loan officer for defendant who had checked ...

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Appellate rules panel continues its work (access required)

Virginia’s rules of appellate procedure long have been viewed as traps for the unwary and troublesome snags for even the diligent. An advisory committee on the rules chaired by Supreme Court of Virginia Justice Donald W. Lemons has been working ...

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Man gets new trial, then gets acquittal (access required)

Richmond defense attorney Michael Morchower first won a new trial for a Newport News man convicted in April of second-degree murder. Last week he won an outright acquittal in York County Circuit Court. Kwaume Edwards was one of three men ...

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Crime Commission will look at sealing jurors' name (access required)

The Virginia State Crime Commission agreed last week to take a closer look at a proposal to seal the names of jurors in criminal cases. House of Delegates Majority Leader H. Morgan Griffith of Salem introduced House Bill 2423 to ...

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Portsmouth shipyard wins $60M bid protest (access required)

Earl Industries LLC, the Portsmouth-based shipyard, has won a bid protest for a $60 million project to maintain much of the Navy’s East Coast guided missile frigate fleet for the next five years. The Navy awarded the contract in July ...

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Kaine's pre-K plan is helping, maybe not enough (access required)

Virginia’s pre-kindergarten program is helping at-risk children improve their academic skills, but Gov. Timothy M. Kaine’s plans to expand it might not reach as many additional children as he wants, according to a legislative report. The Virginia Preschool Initiative improved ...

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Country music center hires fundraising help (access required)

BRISTOL—A nonprofit group trying to start a cultural heritage center to highlight the city’s importance to the birth of country music has hired a North Carolina firm to oversee a $12 million fundraising campaign. The Birthplace of Country Music Alliance ...

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Obituaries (access required)

Philip J. Bagley III Philip Joseph Bagley III, a retired partner in the Richmond office of Troutman Sanders LLC, died of liver disease at his home on Nov. 9. He was 65. A Richmond native and the son of a ...

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