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Man settles burn lawsuit for $4.75M (access required)

An electrician has won a $4.75 million settlement from the Missouri company that designed the overcurrent protection system for the Middle River Regional Jail in Augusta County. Larry Shifflett suffered burns to his arms, torso and neck as he was ...

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Decision preempts surgical device claim (access required)

A woman who claims that a surgical device malfunctioned during an operation, resulting in severe damage to both her uterus and her colon, may be prevented from suing the manufacturer of the device. A February decision by the U.S. Supreme ...

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Obituaries (access required)

Joseph V. Gartlan Jr. Joseph V. Gartlan Jr., an attorney and an unabashed liberal in a conservative Virginia Senate for 28 years, died July 18 from sepsis at a Fairfax hospital. He was 82. “He was a tireless and effective ...

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VCU administrators quit after degree investigation (access required)

Several Virginia Commonwealth University administrators are stepping down following an investigation into the improper awarding of a bachelor’s degree to Richmond’s former police chief. University officials aren’t linking the resignations to the investigation. Robert Holsworth is resigning as interim dean ...

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