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Deputies injured in courthouse shooting

Two deputies have been injured in a shooting incident involving an inmate at the Fauquier County courthouse, according to published reports. The Associated Press said the inmate was in custody and the deputies were taken for medical care.  WUSA reports ...

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McDonnell wants drilling off Va. coast

Gov.-elect Bob McDonnell wants the federal government to get cracking on exploration for oil and natural gas off Virginia’s coast. In a letter to U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar made public today, McDonnell wrote, “A key priority for us here ...

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Resolve to remember the basics come 2010 (access required)

The most effective New Year’s resolutions are those that are easy to implement. Below are some inexpensive and easy ways to help you deliver better client service and expand your network. Google alerts Sign up for daily Google alerts for ...

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Judges on the move

As the year draws to a close, two Virginia judges (and one former judge) have announced career changes for 2010: Petersburg J&DR Judge James Hume plans to trade the bench for the pulpit after he steps down this month. A ...

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Inmate lawsuit survives Twiqbal motions

U.S. District Judge Glen Conrad has denied motions to dismiss excessive force and conspiracy claims filed by a former jail inmate who claims he was injured by guards at the Roanoke jail. Relying on the touchstone cases of Twombly and ...

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Important Opinions: January – December 2009

In this issue, the final edition of Virginia Lawyers Weekly in 2009, we present the Most Important Opinions that we have featured from this year. You’ll find more than 280 cases highlighted, from January to December, on our Important Opinions ...

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Defense expert testimony excluded in brain injury case – $850,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was stopped on U.S. 50 West, attempting to make a left turn into a nursery when he was rear-ended by a pickup truck. Plaintiff alleged that the crash aggravated pre-existing neck and low back injuries and caused multiple symptoms ...

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Customer breaks shoulder, hip in fall from rock climbing wall – $925,000 Settlement (access required)

A 30-year-old glazier climbed the defendant’s rock climbing wall. The attendant improperly fastened the required safety harness and caused the plaintiff to fall 30 feet. He sustained severe injuries to his left arm, left leg and hip. Plaintiff retained an ...

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Traumatic brain injury alleged in auto collision in Fairfax – $180,000 Verdict (access required)

The 53-year-old plaintiff was involved in an auto accident. Two days after the collision, she began developing headaches, forgetting things feeling out of sorts. A month later, she was diagnosed with a mild closed head injury caused by whiplash, but ...

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