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Tort – Charitable Immunity – Disabled Adult Daycare – Broken Leg

A Prince William County Circuit Court says a non-stock corporation organized to provide care for mentally retarded and disabled persons has charitable immunity from a negligence action filed by a 25-year old mentally retarded client with cerebral palsy, who suffered ...

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Easy Target? Economic slump prompts jump in malpractice claims (access required)

The economic downturn has brought reports of a jump in legal malpractice claims, but – at least so far – it’s not a universal trend. The increase in claims seems to be hitting larger firms that are involved in business ...

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Widower wins $7.5M for failure to diagnose (access required)

A Spotsylvania County Circuit Court jury has returned a $7.5 million verdict for the widower of a registered nurse who died from breast cancer. The nurse, Eleanor Browder, went to her family practitioner, Donna J. Gamache, in May 2003 and ...

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Asbestos defendants strike back over screenings (access required)

Companies often targeted by plaintiffs in asbestos litigation are fighting back against lawyers and others who used now-discredited mass screenings to identify thousands of lung disease claimants. A Virginia lawyer is among those sued in Mississippi for allegedly helping to ...

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Fluvanna man’s case grew into $256M class action (access required)

Two Charlottesville attorneys representing a former Fluvanna County resident have won a $256 million class action judgment against credit repair organizations and the two brothers who ran them. Collecting the judgment may be a problem, Garrett Smith and Greg Duncan ...

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Douglas named W&M law dean (access required)

William & Mary law professor Davison M. Douglas has been named dean of the W&M law school. Taylor Reveley, president of the college, made the announcement late last month. Pending approval by the William & Mary Board of Visitors in ...

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