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Monthly Archives: March 2010

Contract – Real Estate Commission – Statute Of Frauds – Brokerage Agreement (access required)

In this suit seeking a real estate commission, the Supreme Court of Virginia says a trial court erred when it sustained a demurrer to the real estate agency’s complaint on the ground that the claim for breach of an oral ...

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Attorneys – Fees – Lawyer Disqualification – ‘Vexatious’ Standard (access required)

Although defense lawyers showed poor judgment in continuing to represent multiple defendants in this suit alleging medical malpractice and excessive force in the death of a disabled surgical patient at MCV Hospital, a Richmond U.S. District Court says their conduct ...

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Immigration – Status Adjustment Application – Mandamus (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court dismisses a petition for a writ of mandamus ordering the U.S. Customs & Immigration Service to adjudicate an application for adjustment of status where the USCIS already has administratively closed the application. Petitioner is a ...

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Insurance – Policy Coverage – Manufacturing Defect (access required)

A manufacturer of baby formula seeking insurance coverage for melamine contamination from a steam valve control failure has its dec action against four insurance carriers stayed by a Richmond U.S. District Court pending resolution of a Virginia state court action ...

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Patient dies from sepsis after pocket of fluid bursts – $750,000 Verdict (access required)

On July 28, 2007, the 72-year-old decedent underwent a gastrograffin enema procedure under fluoroscopy by the defendant radiologist. The purpose for the procedure was to inspect an anastomosis that had a suspected leak in the small bowel. An earlier CT ...

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