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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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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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