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Monthly Archives: December 2007

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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Best of the Blog (423069) (access required)

The idea of naming the new federal courthouse in downtown Richmond after Judges Spottswood W. Robinson III and Robert R. Merhige Jr. has been circulating for about two years, with a push from local bar groups. Last October, Sens. John ...

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