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Choice of law a factor in personal injury case – $192,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was an 81-year-old front seat passenger involved in a car accident in Pennsylvania in which her husband, the driver, was at fault for losing control around a turn. Plaintiff and her husband live in Virginia. Plaintiff suffered a comminuted ...

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Dealer asserts twice-wrecked car had no body damage – $80,000 Settlement (access required)

Prior to July 2005, a 1999 Volvo wagon was involved in at least two collisions, requiring extensive repairs, which included the front end and the frame. After the first collision, Mooers Volvo of Midlothian, the seller of the vehicle to ...

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Use of ‘all natural’ sexual enhancement causes impotence – $1.1 Million Settlement (access required)

A 27-year-old fisherman’s product liability claim settled in mediation for $1.1 million after he suffered ischemic injury to the penis, resulting in impotence. The man purchased a male sexual enhancement product from a Hampton, Va., convenience store. The product, made ...

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Chapter 1: Overview

Virginia Lawyers Media is proud to announce the debut of a new Web site for our flagship legal newspaper, Virginia Lawyers Weekly. The address is the same, www.valawyersweekly.com, but the look and feel are designed to make using the site ...

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The coming fight over nursing home arbitration agreements (access required)

Despite recent national attention to the issue of patient arbitration agreements, Virginia so far has avoided legal controversy over the efforts by some medical providers to keep disputes over medical care out of the courts. In 2004 and again in ...

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Court: Delay Web discipline postings (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia has told the Virginia State Bar that the bar should not post disciplinary information about a lawyer on its Web site until the time for filing any appeal has expired. But the VSB has responded ...

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VLW debuts a new Web site (access required)

Virginia Lawyers Media is proud to announce the debut of a new Web site for our flagship legal newspaper, Virginia Lawyers Weekly. The address is the same, www.valawyersweekly.com, but the look and feel are designed to make using the site ...

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Claim against elevator company can proceed (access required)

A defendant elevator maintenance company cannot escape liability for an elevator accident by arguing that its duty was limited to the terms of its contract with the defendant building owner. That was the ruling by Henrico Circuit Judge Catherine C. ...

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