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Monthly Archives: September 2008

Belt tightening at the AG’s office

Some high level state employees are already feeling the pinch of the unexpected decline in state revenues announced this week.  A spokesman for Attorney General Bob McDonnell confirms a report that each of the top ten lawyers at the AG’s ...

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Deadbolts and deadbeats

If you change the locks when your spouse moves out, be prepared to pay some rent. In McIlwain v. McIlwain, the Court of Appeals today upheld an award to a wife of one-half the fair market rental value of a ...

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VSB to close Northern Virginia office

The Virginia State Bar will close its Alexandria office when its lease expires in September 2009. VSB Executive Director Karen A. Gould said the closing will save about $200,000 a year. The office has four attorneys and two support staff ...

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Contract – Road Construction – Written Notice Of Claim (access required)

On further study, a Mecklenburg County Circuit Court reaches the same conclusion as in its Feb. 12 opinion [VLW 008-8-142] and holds that a contract provision between VDOT and a contractor hired to work on the Route 58 Clarksville Bypass ...

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Dialysis center disputes claim of fall by patient – Defense Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff was a 38-year-old female with end-stage renal disease who began receiving kidney dialysis at the defendant facility in January 2002. She continued to receive treatment without incident three times per week until early April of that same year, ...

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Criminal – Sexually Violent Predator – Civil Commitment (access required)

In this proceeding to have a convicted rapist civilly committed as a Sexually Violent Predator under Va. Code §§ 37.2-900, a Greensville County Circuit Court denies respondent’s motions in limine to prohibit the commonwealth from referencing any results of tests ...

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Chronic, intermittent pain caused by rear-end crash – $250,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was rear ended by the defendant and sustained neck and upper back injuries that were permanent, but intermittent. Medical expenses were $15,331.90 ($7,450 was for a TENS unit). Future treatment with prolotherapy and physical therapy was recommended but had ...

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Workers’ Comp – Award Vacatur – Remedy – Appeals (access required)

A claimant loses his appeal claiming the commission erred by setting aside the outstanding award instead of terminating it, a question which is procedurally barred under Rule 5A:18. The record shows that at no time before the commission issued its ...

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