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Monthly Archives: June 2010

Woman suffers rectal injuries during surgery in Winchester – $3,000,000 Verdict (access required)

Defendant doctor performed a laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (“LAVH”) on the plaintiff, then 39 years old, in 2007. Plaintiff had suffered from menorrhagia, or heavy menstrual cycles. At the time of the surgery the plaintiff was earning approximately $45,000 per ...

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Investors allege Wachovia made risky investment recommendations – $276,844 Arbitration Award (access required)

A Financial Industry Reguatlion Authority arbitration panel found Wachovia Securities liable to claimants in the amount of $276,844 in connection with the brokerage firm’s recommendations of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac preferred stock. Alleging breaches of fiduciary duty, unsuitability, negligence, ...

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Homeowner’s policy does not cover drywall damage

A Norfolk federal judge has ruled a Virginia Beach resident has no coverage under his homeowner’s policy for Chinese drywall damage that forced him out of his home. The decision is among the first few insurance coverage rulings related to ...

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Richmond’s Harless to seek VSB post (access required)

W. David Harless of Richmond has filed as a candidate for president-elect of the Virginia State Bar, which would put him in line to be VSB president in 2012-13. Harless, 54, is a partner and member of the executive committee ...

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Medical Malpractice – FTCA – Surgical Sponge – VA Patient – Aneurysm (access required)

Defendant Veterans Administration medical personnel were negligent in leaving a sponge inside decedent after his surgery for an abdominal aortic aneurysm, but a Roanoke U.S. District Court resolves this battle of the experts in favor of defendants, and holds that ...

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Employment Discrimination – Sexual Harassment – Bank Manager (access required)

A Charlottesville U.S. District Court refuses to dismiss a Title VII sexual harassment complaint filed by three female bank employees who allege defendant female branch manager repeatedly made comments of a sexual nature, asked for hugs and kisses and physically ...

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