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Daily Archives: December 3, 2007

Search & Seizure – Illegal Pat- Down – Felon In Possession (access required)

A defendant’s conviction of possession of a firearm as a convicted felon is reversed because the firearm was discovered during an illegal pat-down, and the inevitable discovery doctrine does not apply to the facts of this case. The officer approached ...

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Credibility of defense expert attacked in cervical injury case – $75,000 Verdict (access required)

On Aug. 15, 2004, plaintiff, a 23-year-old woman, was driving north on Jefferson Davis Highway near Harrowgate Road in Chesterfield County, when the defendant, a 90-year old-man, suddenly pulled directly into plaintiff’s path from the St. Ann’s Church parking lot. ...

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Equifax fails to correct stolen identity information – $200,000 Verdict (access required)

In 2000, plaintiff Robinson’s Social Security number and identity were stolen by an identity thief who obtained the information from a database at an online prescription company where the thief worked. Robinson discovered the theft of her identity and reported ...

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Low-speed rearender breaks screw from earlier surgery – $225,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 55-year-old male, was rear-ended by the defendant at low speed about a month after undergoing a laminectomy. Plaintiff had a longstanding history of severe chronic back problems and had undergone five previous back surgeries. At the time of ...

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Best of the Blog (423071) (access required)

The Virginia State Bar and Suffolk lawyer Johnnie Mizelle were preparing for a disciplinary hearing before a three-judge panel today when they reached a deal: Mizelle would consent to a five-year suspension of his law license to settle charges that ...

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Best of the Blog (423070) (access required)

Grundy native Lee Smith, the award-winning author who has chronicled life in Southwest Virginia in a number of novels, was back in her home region last week. She had a speaking engagement at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise. ...

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