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Monthly Archives: October 2008

Man in the lake identified

A pair of amateur genealogists have concluded that those human remains found last month in Mountain Lake are those of Samuel Ira Felder, a telephone company engineer from Troy, New York, who apparently drowned in a boating accident at Mountain ...

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Medical Malpractice – EMTALA – Triage – Diabetic Condition

An emergency-room patient who alleges he received no care after a triage nurse prioritized him as “non-urgent” and failed to include his history of diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis condition, has stated a claim for violation of the Emergency Medical Treatment ...

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Basket Brawl (access required)

A North Carolina student is suing two colleges and an athletic conference, claiming that she was “punched, kicked, and choked unconscious” in a bench-clearing brawl at a college basketball game at a Virginia school. Turquoise Lane also alleges that officials ...

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A law school ‘bowl system’ (access required)

It is common knowledge that law schools attract competitive people. Some of the most competitive law students take part in moot court or trial competitions that pit teams from different law schools against each other. Now, an upstart Web site ...

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Fishwick mulls run for Demo nod for AG (access required)

Roanoke lawyer John P. Fishwick Jr. has announced that he has formed a campaign committee to explore a run for the 2009 Democratic nomination for Attorney General. In a primary, he would face Del. Steve Shannon, D-Fairfax, the only other ...

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UR plans to open downtown Richmond center in January (access required)

More than 50 University of Richmond law students will begin working in downtown Richmond in January to provide a variety of pro bono legal services. Tara L. Casey, the UR law professor who directs the Harry L. Carrico Center for ...

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J&DR judge may face questions on JIRC report (access required)

Hopewell J&DR Judge Jacqueline R. Waymack will seek another six-year term on the bench during the 2009 General Assembly session, but she may be asked to explain a finding of misconduct by the Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission to win ...

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Negligence – Student Athlete – Game Security (access required)

A Brunswick County Circuit Court overrules a college athletic association’s demurrer to a negligence action filed by a college-student athlete on the Livingstone College women’s basketball team, who alleges she was assaulted by a member of the Saint Paul’s College ...

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Contract – Municipal – Waste Hauling – VPPA (access required)

A Botetourt County Circuit Court says the Virginia Public Procurement Act applies to a county’s decision to extend a waste hauling contract under the county’s solid waste ordinance, without soliciting bids, and the court overrules defendant county’s demurrer to a ...

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