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Monthly Archives: March 2010

Presence of obstetrician an issue in Erb’s palsy case – $675,000 Settlement (access required)

The infant plaintiff was delivered, following a shoulder dystocia, with a severe brachial plexus injury, involving nerve avulsion at multiple levels. The defendant obstetrician denied that she was present at the time of the delivery, but her denial was contradicted ...

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Off The Charts  (access required)

When a plaintiff’s lawyer gets a call on a nursing home case, she may hear a tragic tale. The real story may be buried in the paperwork that tracks the routine daily care provided to a nursing home resident. With ...

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Prosecutor facing discipline action

The Virginia State Bar is pursuing ethics charges against a prosecutor and her former assistant who are accused of coaching a witness in a 1997 death penalty case. The decision to refer the matter to VSB’s disciplinary board could quiet ...

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State drywall panel formed

Virginia officials are forming a state task force to advise the federal government what to do about defective Chinese drywall that has sickened residents and ruined homes in the Tidewater area. The announcement comes today from Virginia Secretary of Commerce ...

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Brinkema to discuss terror trials

As debate rages over how and where to try accused terror mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, a Virginia federal judge with terror trial experience will address the management of high visibility cases this month at Washington & Lee University. U.S. District ...

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Bills to change judicial administration killed (access required)

Legislative efforts to rein in the two top policy-making bodies of the judicial system appear to be dead for the year. House Bill 240, which would have in effect eliminated the Judicial Council and the Committee on District Courts, cleared ...

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Employers can’t consider genetic information in making decisions (access required)

George Orwell might have been pleased to learn that 60 years after his novel “1984” was published, a new federal law was enacted to protect employees from misuse of their genetic information. Last November, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act went ...

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