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Capsalis names panel to mull candidates (access required)

Virginia State Bar President Manuel A. Capsalis has appointed a nominating committee to consider candidates for 2009 vacancies on VSB Council, the VSB disciplinary board and the mandatory continuing education board to be filled by the Supreme Court of Virginia. ...

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Type of cast at issue in broken leg treatment – Defense Verdict (access required)

On June 29, 2003, the plaintiff was injured in an ATV accident in which he sustained a non-displaced open fracture to his left tibia. He was taken to Danville Regional Medical Center where he was seen the following morning by ...

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Renal cancer metastasizes after failure to diagnose – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff alleged that the defendant radiologist and defendant urologist failed to diagnose decedent’s renal cell carcinoma.  In October 2003, the decedent had an intravenous pyelogram (“IVP”) performed because of complaints of flank pain and blood in his urine.  An intravenous ...

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‘Black ice’ on crosswalk results in fall, broken ankle – $150,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff slipped and fell on “black ice” in a marked crosswalk adjacent to defendant’s movie theater. She sustained a trimalleolar fracture of her ankle requiring corrective and hardware removal surgeries. Medical bills were in the $50,000 range. She suffered no ...

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Former Sen. Joseph Gartlan dies

A 28-year veteran of the Virginia Senate, Joseph V. Gartlan Jr. is dead at the age of 82. The Richmond Times Dispatch reports that Sen. Gartlan died overnight. In a statement, Gov. Kaine said of Sen. Gartlan, “He was a ...

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Criminal contempt case delayed in Roanoke

Roanoke neo-Nazi activist William A. White apparently has been allowed extra time to try to hire a lawyer to defend him in a criminal contempt of court action. A hearing set for Friday was postponed indefinitely after Roanoke lawyer Harry ...

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Trenga nominated to federal bench

President Bush has nominated Washington commercial litigation attorney Anthony J. Trenga to the U.S. District Court judgeship vacated by the resignation of Walter D. Kelley. Trenga is a partner in DC’s Miller & Chevalier. An Alexandria resident, he has served ...

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Fair warning

It’s a sad story well-known to the legal profession — a law office victimized by a dishonest staffer. In this South Carolina case, it was two separate law firms who had to scramble to make things right after Caroline Keys ...

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Fair warning

It’s a sad story well-known to the legal profession — a law office victimized by a dishonest staffer. In this South Carolina case, it was two separate law firms who had to scramble to make things right after Caroline Keys ...

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