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Monthly Archives: November 2008

Negligence – P.I. Suit – Lawyer Lien – Notice

A Norfolk Circuit Court lets “The Hammer” amend his pleadings to assert that he gave written notice of his claim of statutory lien on a p.i. settlement. Stanley v. GEICO (Norfolk Cir.Ct.) (VLW 008-8-239) (2 pp.)

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Trucker injured in fall at customer’s plant – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff Robert Armendarez is a tractor-trailer driver employed by ATS Specialized Inc. He reported to defendant ABB’s manufacturing facility in Bland in October 2004 to pick up power transformers and deliver them to a customer in Texas. The transformers were ...

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Lack of consent alleged in carpal tunnel surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a 63-year-old high school teacher, suffered a transected median nerve during endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery performed by defendant orthopedic surgeon in May 2003. Plaintiff alleged that defendant failed to provide informed consent because he failed to advise her that ...

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In tighter market, job-hunters should hone interview skills (access required)

And what impact has the down economy had on lawyers just entering the market, or law students who are on the interview trail this fall? Not surprisingly, anyone looking for that first job can expect a tighter market, according to ...

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Judge Clements to retire from appeals court (access required)

Virginia Court of Appeals Judge Jean Harrison Clements will retire Dec. 31 after eight years on the intermediate appellate court and 22 years as a state judge. Clements reached the mandatory retirement age of 70 this year but she said, ...

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