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Monthly Archives: November 2009

Ex-CantorArkema lawyers start new firm in Richmond (access required)

Five personal injury lawyers at the former firm of CantorArkema PC in Richmond have formed a firm the principals say will be devoted to representing plaintiffs in a smaller number of major cases. The principals in Cantor, Stoneburner, Ford, Grana ...

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Defense bar needs to know ins and outs of mediation (access required)

CHANTILLY — Roanoke lawyer Phillip V. Anderson had some advice about mediation for fellow attorneys who routinely represent defendants in civil cases. “You need to learn how to do it and you need to learn how to do it well ...

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Lack of proper test said to result in death from cancer – $1,074,190 Verdict (access required)

A medical malpractice suit was brought after a 54-year-old cancer patient died. Plaintiff alleged that defendants violated the standard of care when they did not timely diagnose the laryngeal cancer. Defendants alleged that they did not violate the standard of ...

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Domestic Relations – Spousal Support Increase – Husband’s Income – Unemployed Wife (access required)

A mere increase in husband’s income does not justify increasing wife’s spousal support beyond the standard of living during the marriage, but circumstances that include husband’s 70 percent increase income and wife’s continued inability to work due to her fibromyalgia ...

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Domestic Relations – Pendente Lite Support – Husband’s Income (access required)

A husband is ordered to make pendente lite payments to wife of $1,000 in monthly spousal support and $1,338 in monthly child support, plus $3,342.50 of wife’s attorney’s fees, including her cost of bringing this motion to compel. The most ...

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Negligence – Wrongful Death – Overhead Power Lines – Statutory Immunity (access required)

In this wrongful death suit, an Alexandria Circuit Court sustains defendant Dominion Virginia Power’s plea of statutory immunity pursuant to the Virginia Overhead High Voltage Line Safety Act, Va. Code § 59.1-406 et seq. Under the Act, DVP is not ...

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Domestic Relations – Divorce – Service Of Process – Waiver (access required)

A Roanoke County Court tells a defendant wife that she is not properly before the court even though the wife’s lawyer executed an “Acceptance of Service of Process and Waiver of Future Service of Process” in the case. Counsel for ...

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