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CNA sexually assaults assisted living resident – $750,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, age 56, is mentally retarded and was a resident in Cote De Neige, an assisted care facility in Newport News. Brown is child-like and has the mental capacity of a 5-year-old. Defendant Potter was the owner of the facility. ...

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ALPS to buy Southern Title (access required)

ALPS, the legal malpractice insurance carrier endorsed by the Virginia State Bar, is buying Southern Title Insurance Corp. Both firms are privately held and details of the stock purchase agreement were not disclosed. The deal is expected to close in ...

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Modular home dealer says buyer defaulted – $146,000 Verdict (access required)

At the conclusion of all of the evidence by both parties, the plaintiff, a modular home dealer, renewed its Motion for Partial Summary Judgment as to its cause of action for breach of the contract for the sale of a ...

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Lawyers criticizing judges: Just how far can you go? (access required)

Litigators occasionally feel frustrated about how judges treat them or their clients. But how far can they go in expressing it? As in so many other ethics contexts, it is easy to see both sides of the issue. Judges should ...

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Kaine: Virginia’s revenues off 15.6% from prior year (access required)

(AP) Virginia’s shaky revenues in May dived by 15.6 percent from the year before, according to a report to Gov. Timothy M. Kaine last week. That will leave a year-end hole of about $300 million the state will fill using ...

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How to manage your e-mail and fight inbox overload (access required)

Do you receive more e-mails per day than you have time to deal with? Does constantly checking your inbox interrupt your work flow? Are important messages getting buried under months’ worth of junk mail buildup? If so, you may be ...

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Patient reports incontinence after laser surgery on prostate – Defense Verdict (access required)

In June and July 2006, plaintiff sought treatment by defendant urologist for surgical resection of his enlarged prostate, a condition called benign prostatic hypertrophy. Specifically, plaintiff sought a laser-surgery treatment called GreenLight Photo Vaporization of the Prostate, or GreenLight PVP. ...

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Staunton lawyer named local bar leader of year (access required)

Rupen R. Shah, immediate past president of the Augusta County Bar Association, has been named Local Bar Leader of the Year by the Virginia State Bar’s Conference of Local Bar Associations. Shah, an assistant commonwealth’s attorney in Staunton, was honored ...

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