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Monthly Archives: July 2010

VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On Nov. 11, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board imposed a public admonition with terms on Virginia Beach lawyer Richard J. Conrod Sr. for violating disciplinary rules that govern safekeeping property. The matter involved his failure to reconcile his real ...

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Summertime and the livin’ is no longer as easy for summer associates at large firms (access required)

Once upon a time, large law firms hired large groups of high-achieving second-year law students as summer associates. This group spent the summer bonding with each other, researching memos or writing briefs for different partners, lunching with partners and each ...

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Hunton & Williams pro bono office marks 20 (access required)

More than 6,500 low-income residents in Richmond’s Church Hill neighborhood have received essentially free legal representation over the last 20 years from Hunton & Williams, the Richmond-based legal giant with more than 900 lawyers in 18 offices around the world. ...

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Physicians confused by depth of wound from 18-inch blade – Defense Verdict (access required)

On June 27, 2004, at 3:00 a.m., Sergeant Antonio Goodman, age 29, was stabbed by with an 18-inch “dragon dagger” (see photo) in the left lateral thigh in a drunken brawl at a friend’s home. He was taken to the ...

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Femoral artery punctured during catheterization – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff alleged vascular injury to his leg following a cardiac catheterization by the defendant cardiologist. Plaintiff presented to the hospital complaining of chest pain. A cardiac catheterization was performed following the diagnosis of an impending myocardial infarction. Following the catheterization ...

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Patient with partial colectomy dies from cancerous polyp – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff alleged the wrongful death of her 69-year-old husband. The plaintiff’s decedent had suffered from Gardner’s Syndrome since 1970, and had a subtotal colectomy at that time. He was followed with annual sigmoidoscopes by a physician until 1991 when that ...

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Employment – ERISA – Early Retirement Plan – Workers’ Comp Offset (access required)

Because a pension plan’s Summary Plan Description failed to comply with ERISA disclosure requirements by informing a candidate for early retirement that her workers’ compensation award would be offset against her retirement benefits, a Charlottesville U.S. District Court grants plaintiff ...

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Employment Discrimination – Title VII – Hostile Environment – Isolated Comments (access required)

A Roanoke U.S. District Court grants defendant school board summary judgment in this Title VII suit filed by an African-American female employee who alleges a racially hostile environment from two allegedly racially derogatory comments – including a comment about plaintiff’s ...

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Criminal – Military Prisoner – Jurisdiction – Clemency Claim (access required)

A Roanoke U.S. District Court dismisses a military prisoner’s motion for post-conviction relief under 28 U.S.C. § 2241 from his life imprisonment after a general court-martial for conspiracy to commit murder and premeditated murder for the hanging death of a ...

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Criminal – Marijuana Manufacture – Cross-Exam – New Trial (access required)

An Abingdon U.S. District Court says it should not have limited cross-examination of a government agent who seized pot plants from defendant; defendant gets a new trial and a new chance to exclude evidence of the seized plants, destroyed by ...

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