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Monthly Archives: February 2009

Battle over art money will go to trial

A Lynchburg circuit judge has ordered a trial to determine who gets a $500,000 bond posted by opponents of a college art sale. The issue is whether Randolph College was damaged by an injunction that delayed the sale, reportsThe News ...

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Disabled challenge lottery access

The Supreme Court of Virginia is hearing the appeal of a group of disabled Virginians who claim they don’t have equal access to the state lottery. The complaint alleges that many lottery outlets are in violation of both national and ...

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Schools found immune from student lawsuits

Two lawsuits against the Roanoke County School Board alleging student mistreatment have been dismissed based on sovereign immunity. Roanoke attorney Harvey Lutins, who filed both suits in Roanoke County Circuit Court, said on Friday that he intends to explore whether ...

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Cholesterol drug blamed for liver function damage – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff claimed that the defendant internal medicine physician failed to monitor the administration of the cholesterol lowering drug Crestor to her deceased husband by obtaining necessary blood tests to check liver function. Plaintiff claimed that her husband died from alleged ...

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Fungal meningitis misdiagnosed as less dangerous type of illness – $650,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a 25-year-old man who reported to the emergency department with a history of an eight-day headache, nausea, vomiting, neck pain and sensitivity to bright lights. The emergency room physician ordered a lumbar puncture. Plaintiff’s spinal fluid appeared cloudy ...

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Patient not treated for classic heart attack symptoms – Defense Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff, a 45-year-old man who weighed 425 pounds, went to the emergency department with a report of the acute onset of chest pain. Plaintiff reported that the pain was like a “vise grip” and felt like someone was “standing ...

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Pay Freeze: Law firms hold line on expenses in tough economy (access required)

Law firm associates can plan on the same household budgets this year – Virginia law firms are holding the line on associate salaries, according to law school placement officials. The trend is nationwide. More than a dozen firms have said ...

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Lobbyist, NYT settle $27M defamation lawsuit (access required)

Vicki Iseman, the Washington lobbyist who filed a $27 million defamation lawsuit against the New York Times for publishing an article linking her to Sen. John McCain, has settled her claim against the newspaper. No money changed hands in the ...

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