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Monthly Archives: April 2008

What if the jury gives $0 for solace in death case? (access required)

Christa Wright testified that she and her husband had a close relationship and had no intention of separating when Anthony Edward Wright was killed in a motorcycle wreck in Frederick County in July 2004. Two juries apparently believed otherwise, based ...

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Birth-injury case nets $1.55M verdict (access required)

A Newport News jury returned a $1.55 million verdict in a birth-injury case this month in which the evidence included a home movie of the delivery, according to lawyers for the plaintiff. The April 18 verdict against a Newport News ...

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Medical Malpractice – Medical Literature – No Foundation (access required)

In a med-mal suit to decide whether a baby’s Erb’s Palsy was caused by a nurse’s negligence or the natural maternal propulsive forces of labor, the trial judge erred in allowing defense counsel to use medical literature that had not ...

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Web site instruction manual: Searching the Archives (access required)

First in a series of articles on how to use to the new Virginia Lawyers Weekly Web site. As you begin to acquaint yourself with Virginia Lawyers Weekly’s new Web site, you most likely will want to take advantage of ...

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Lawyers in the News (access required)

W. Edward Riley IV and Mitchell M. Wells have formed the law firm of Riley & Wells. They will practice in the areas of criminal and traffic defense as well as personal injury. The firm is located at 2201 Libbie ...

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Contract – Stock Option Distributions – Limitations (access required)

A former vice president who was promised stock options if the company, Organizational Strategies Inc., won a government contract, but who was repeatedly put off with promises that he’d get the options when the company completed the necessary paperwork, waited ...

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Policeman sentenced for illegal license check (access required)

ALEXANDRIA—A Fairfax County police sergeant who pleaded guilty to illegally using police computers to check license plate numbers for a friend has been sentenced to two years of supervised probation. Federal prosecutors say Sgt. Weiss Rasool didn’t know his friend ...

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