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AAJ study: 28,000 motor carrier companies violated safety regs (access required)

A new report by the American Association for Justice shows that 28,000 motor carrier companies, operating more the 200,000 trucks on American roadways, have violated federal safety regulations. The report, which evaluated data not previously released to the public, found ...

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Heart attack kills patient after surgery for obesity – Defense Verdict (access required)

This was a wrongful death medical malpractice action in which the plaintiff alleged that a surgeon was negligent in the care of a 46-year-old morbidly obese female after gastric bypass surgery. The patient collapsed and suffered a respiratory arrest the ...

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Diabetic dies in ER after hypoglycemic event – Defense Verdict (access required)

This was a retrial of a case originally tried to a defense verdict in March 2006. The Supreme Court of Virginia reversed judgment for the defendants and remanded the case for retrial on all issues in November 2007 (Dagner v. ...

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Collector sends letter to debtor in bankruptcy – Settlement (access required)

Defendant attempted to collect a debt that was included in a bankruptcy by sending a letter. Defendant argued that sending a letter was not an attempt to collect a debt and did not violate the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. ...

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Obituaries (access required)

Carleton Penn II Carleton Penn II, a retired Loudoun County Circuit judge, died Aug. 26 as the result of injuries suffered in a traffic collision. He was 86. A native of Roanoke, Judge Penn graduated from the University of Virginia ...

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White House revises border laptop search rules (access required)

Responding to concerns that federal law enforcement officials have been poking through travelers’ personal electronic data, the Obama administration has tightened restrictions on laptop searches at border crossings. Searches of laptops and other electronic devices will still take place, but ...

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Tort – Defamation – Lodge Administrator – Audit Report (access required)

A former administrator for a Loyal Order of Moose Lodge cannot sue lodge officials for defamation based on statements in letters, e-mail, and at a board and staff meeting that discussed the administrator’s dismissal as administrator and as a lodge ...

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Real Estate – Vested Rights – Governmental Act (access required)

A developer did not acquire vested rights to proceed with a project at the intersection of Jonesboro Road and I-81, as presented in a final site plan to the Abingdon planning commission; a Washington County Circuit Court says that acceptance ...

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Search & Seizure – Traffic Stop – Point Of Seizure (access required)

Police had reasonable suspicion to stop defendant after initially observing him parked at 2:00 a.m. in the parking lot of a shopping center that center that had been burglarized six times in the past year, and the Court of Appeals ...

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Criminal – Malicious Wounding – Hearsay – Arrest Warrant (access required)

A defendant accused of stabbing his wife cannot challenge admission of hearsay statements in an arrest warrant and criminal complaint, as he admitted these documents without limitation, and the Court of Appeals affirms his conviction of malicious wounding, despite wife’s ...

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