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Monthly Archives: July 2010

Puncture during surgery alleged to cause GERD – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was followed by defendant physician for abdominal pain and other symptoms related to endometriosis and underwent abdominal laparoscopy. During the procedure, plaintiff’s stomach was punctured by a 5 mm trocar. The injury was discovered during the procedure, a laparotomy ...

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VLF seeks nominations for Fellows Class of 2011 (access required)

The Virginia Law Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2011 Class of VLF Fellows. The Class of 2011 will be inducted at a dinner meeting in Williamsburg on Jan. 20, 2011 during the Virginia Bar Association’s Annual Meeting. Candidates ...

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Shine, tweet freedom

[UPDATED JULY 6] In honor of Independence Day, Slate ran a contest asking Twitter users to tweet the Declaration of Independence. Imagine trying to reduce Thomas Jefferson’s 1,300-word magnum opus to 140 characters. Actually, it was using 124 characters; contestants had to ...

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Sanctions of $272K levied

A Fairfax Circuit judge has ordered a Northern Virginia lawyer and his client to pay the attorneys’ fees and costs of two defendants they sued in a residential real estate tangle. Total price tag: About $272,000. Judge Jonathan C. Thacher ...

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Sanctions: Lawyer, client ordered to pay other party’s fees (access required)

A Fairfax County circuit judge has ordered both a lawyer and his real estate broker client to pay $272,000 in attorneys’ fees and costs, finding they pursued “vindictive” litigation all the way to trial without any possible chance of success. ...

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Police arrest son of Chief Justice

Leroy R. Hassell Jr. – son of Virginia Chief Justice Leroy Rountree Hassell Sr. – has been charged with armed robbery in connection with an alleged home invasion in Henrico County on Monday. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports Hassell, 23, was ...

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Criminal – Sentencing – Drug Quantity – Jury Finding (access required)

The 4th Circuit agrees with the government that the district court erred when it concluded the drug-quantity determination made by the jury in this case prevented the court from finding a different quantity at sentencing, and defendant’s within-guidelines sentence of ...

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Immigration – Adjustment Of Status – Aggregate Unlawful Presence (access required)

Two citizens of Mexico, a husband and his wife who is a derivative applicant, are denied 4th Circuit review of a Board of Immigration Appeals’ decision dismissing their appeal of an immigration judge’s denial of husband’s application for adjustment of ...

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