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VBA establishes Shepherd award for children’s advocacy (access required)

Andrew K. Block Jr., legal director of the JustChildren Program of the Legal Aid Justice Center in Charlottesville, will receive the first Robert E. Shepherd Jr. award for excellence in advocacy for children. The Virginia Bar Association is establishing the ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On May 6, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended the law license of Tonja Michelle Roberts of Danville for one year, effective June 2, and imposed terms. According to the VSB, Roberts violated professional rules that govern diligence, communication, ...

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Severe brain injury alleged in products liability case – $14,250,000 Settlement (access required)

This is the confidential settlement of a complex and hotly contested products liability case. The plaintiff suffered a severe traumatic brain injury, rendering the plaintiff totally and permanently incapacitated. [09-T-085] Type of Action: Products liability Injuries Alleged: Severe traumatic brain ...

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Leak in atrium skylights causes fall, chronic pain – $1,100,000 Settlement (access required)

This premises liability/personal injury action arose out of a slip-and-fall accident that occurred at a large corporate office building. The plaintiff was injured while walking in the atrium on her way to her office. Unbeknownst to the plaintiff, water was ...

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Insulin overdose causes fatal drop in glucose level – $1,625,000 Settlement (access required)

This medical malpractice/wrongful death case arose out of medical care Jane Doe received at a Virginia hospital during May 2008. Plaintiff’s decedent was admitted to the defendant hospital for treatment of pancreatitis. Her prior medical history included insulin-dependent diabetes, lupus, ...

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