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Monthly Archives: January 2009

Failure to treat anemia alleged in death after hysterectomy surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff alleged that defendant OB-GYN failed to appropriately treat the decedent’s iron-deficiency anemia prior to performing a hysterectomy on decedent in July 2006. Decedent underwent the hysterectomy to treat chronic heavy menstrual bleeding. Plaintiff alleged that the decedent’s low pre-operative ...

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Notice of Settlement? (access required)

Stephen T. Conrad’s legacy may be a requirement that insurance companies notify Virginia claimants when they send settlement funds to the claimants’ lawyers. But Conrad’s former clients are unlikely to recoup most of their losses from his larcenous practices. Conrad ...

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Hauler, Finch face scrutiny (access required)

Correction: Virginia Lawyers Weekly incorrectly reports that Supreme Court Justice LeRoy F. Millette Jr. and Court of Appeals Judge Cleo E. Powell were elected to full terms last week. Millette and Powell were among a group of about 60 judges ...

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Real Estate – Commercial Lease – Roof Leak – Inventory Damage (access required)

A landlord under a commercial lease was liable for contract damages for a clothing store’s losses sustained when the roof of the leased premises leaked during a rainstorm, inundating the premises and damaging store inventory; the Supreme Court of Virginia ...

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Med-mal plaintiffs get flexibility (access required)

A plaintiff suing over the death of a family member now has more flexibility in advancing his claim against medical providers based on a new ruling from the Supreme Court of Virginia. The Jan. 16 decision addresses a lawsuit that ...

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Real Estate – Adverse Possession – Easement – Abandonment (access required)

Owners who purchased their property in Botetourt County in 1972, including a 102-foot tract of land identified as “Parcel 2,” and who cleared brush, took off timber and maintained dog kennels and a smokehouse on Parcel 2, have established that ...

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‘Million Dollar Settlements’ from 2008 are featured (access required)

Virginia Lawyers Weekly is pleased this week to start a new annual feature: A compendium of the prior year’s “Million Dollar Settlements.” The survey reports settlements of $1 million or more that were featured in the newspaper’s Verdicts & Settlements ...

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Obituaries (access required)

Charles W. Gunn Jr. Charles W. “Bunny” Gunn Jr., a retired Lexington attorney best known as advocate for the mentally disabled during 15 years in the House of Delegates, died Jan. 13. He was 86. A native of Tallahassee, Fla., ...

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