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Monthly Archives: March 2010

Bars to revive ‘Wills for Heroes’ in Roanoke area (access required)

Lawyers in the Roanoke Valley will offer the Wills for Heroes program for first responders in April and May. The program is sponsored by the Virginia State Bar young Lawyers Conference, the Virginia Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and the ...

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5th Circuit judge to give lecture at Washington & Lee (access required)

Jennifer Walker Elrod, a judge of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, will deliver the annual Lewis F. Powell Jr. lecture Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Lee Chapel at Washington and Lee University. Elrod, a graduate of Baylor University ...

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Only woman on death row pleads case to 4th Circuit (access required)

Attorneys for Virginia’s only woman on death row told a federal appeals panel last week that she was too dependent on other people and prescription drugs to have plotted to have her husband and stepson killed to collect insurance. Attorneys ...

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Richmond, other locales test Google network (access required)

Richmond and several other Virginia localities are vying for an ultra-fast Internet fiber-optic network powered by Google. The Internet giant is conducting a national search for at least one location in which to build and test fiber networks that would ...

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Informed consent to general anesthesia disputed – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, the widow of the decedent patient, contended that the defendant anesthesiologist and certified registered nurse anesthetist failed to obtain her husband’s informed consent to general anesthesia prior to knee replacement surgery on Oct. 19, 2006. Plaintiff alleged that the ...

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UIM carrier contributes to settlement in crash – $220,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff, a 46-year-old female who worked for a local insurance agency, was involved in a Feb. 9, 2007, motor vehicle collision on Smith Station Road in Spotsylvania County. The defendant crossed the double solid yellow lines and struck the ...

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Salvadoran woman alleges assault by airport contractor – $100,200 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 70-year-old grandmother who lives in El Salvador and frequently travels to the U.S. to visit her grandchildren, was sexually assaulted by a wheelchair operator at Dulles Airport who was taking her to the gate for her flight home ...

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The deposition as ‘open book test’

WILLIAMSBURG—New Jersey P.I. lawyer Tom Vesper was one of the VTLA’s featured speakers at the group’s annual convention this past weekend in the Colonial Capital. His topic: New ideas for taking depositions, including how to protect your plaintiff when he ...

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Working the jury list (access required)

A funny thing happened in the General Assembly to a “modest” bill dealing with the amount of time lawyers have to do research on prospective jurors. A bill was introduced to expand the time for getting a jury list from ...

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