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Monthly Archives: December 2009

Lottery lawsuit still pending

The judge may have squashed the ambitious plan to turn one man’s state lottery lawsuit into a class action, but a claim of unfair scratcher games remains pending in Richmond Circuit Court, reports the plaintiff’s lawyer. John Fishwick said discovery ...

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4th Circuit revives two discrimination suits

It’s “Happy Holidays” for a couple of employment discrimination plaintiffs whose cases were revived by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in recent days. A former Unisys Corporation employee said the trial court was too quick to pull the ...

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Oh, the irony…

We learn today that the expensive-looking “Patek Philippe” watch surrendered last week by White House party crasher Tareq Salahi to cover a judgment for lawn care fees was just a fake. The Northern Virginia Daily reports the appraisal came back ...

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The W&M mascot search

The College of William and Mary has been in the hunt for a new mascot since February. This morning the school announced the five finalists for mascot, the creature that bounces around the sports field, urging the team to victory ...

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VT suicide lawsuit seeks $43 million

Today’s VLW Daily Alert noted a lawsuit faulting Virginia Tech officials for their response to threats of suicide from a student who ended up taking his own life two years ago. From The Roanoke Times , we now learn the ...

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Second surgery required by fusion of wrong disk – $350,000 Settlement (access required)

A spine surgeon who intended to perform lumbar spine surgery at one level mistakenly performed a diskectomy before realizing he was at the wrong level. This resulted in a two-level fusion in a patient who only needed a single level ...

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Designation of beneficiary disputed in insurance policy – $30,000 Verdict (access required)

Eugene and Donna Montgomery were married in 1965. On March 8, 1993, Woodmen of the World issued a life insurance policy in the name of Donna Montgomery with Eugene Montgomery as the beneficiary. There was a corresponding policy issued in ...

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Woman breaks leg in fall in yard of her apartment – $240,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff was a social worker who had recently moved to Abingdon. The plaintiff had been living in the defendant’s multi-unit apartment house for about three months. One evening after work, the plaintiff took her dog outside at dusk as ...

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A time of transition (access required)

Changes to the legal profession are coming. And no one exactly can predict what those changes will be. Those are two of the most significant findings of a recent survey of nearly 1,200 University of Virginia law school alumni. It’s ...

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