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J. Albert Ellett (access required)

J. Albert (Ab) Ellett, a partner in the Roanoke firm of Copenhaver, Ellett & Derrico and a commissioner of accounts for Roanoke Circuit Court since 1986, died July 19. He was 85. A native of Roanoke, Mr. Ellett graduated from ...

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Leave packrattery behind in e-mail records management (access required)

Hoarding is the latest newsworthy “condition,” with national news reports and reality TV shows spotlighting extreme hoarders to demonstrate how crippling and potentially dangerous the hoarding of material objects can be. There is also such a thing as “digital hoarding,” ...

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Commonwealth held in default (access required)

A New York judge has entered default judgment against the Commonwealth of Virginia and James Madison University on a claim that the school tortiously interfered with the contract of the head basketball coach at Marist College. Marist College sued Coach ...

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York’s Addison is exonerated (access required)

A three-judge panel last week exonerated York County Commonwealth’s Attorney Eileen Addison, dismissing charges that she improperly coached a witness in a capital murder case. Emerging from the tangled case of Darryl Atkins, the ethics charges against Addison and her ...

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Employees accused of violating Business Conspiracy Act – $12,900,000 Verdict (access required)

The case involved the actions taken by 21st Century Systems Inc., the two principals of its newly created government contracting division, and two former Perot Systems employees to compete with Perot Systems. While still employed with Perot Systems, the two ...

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Defective part alleged to cause motorcycle crash, facial injuries – $2,400,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was involved in a near-fatal motorcycle accident when a part on her motorcycle suffered a sudden failure. Plaintiff alleged that the part was defective and that it had been improperly installed (the identification of the part and nature of ...

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Medicare set-aside figures in settlement for leg injury – $1,200,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff incurred severe and permanent injuries to his left leg when the driver of another vehicle crossed a double-yellow line and struck plaintiff’s vehicle head-on. Plaintiff accumulated a total of $172,954 in medical expenses and was expected to have at ...

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Shingles treatment results in permanent paralysis – Defense Verdict (access required)

In the spring of 2006, the plaintiff was suffering from an extremely painful case of shingles (also known as herpes zoster). She went to the defendant pain center on May 2 with shingles on her right back and mid-thoracic region. ...

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Motorist alleges back injury in Orange County rear-ender – $450,000 Settlement (access required)

On Aug. 7, 2006, the 48-year-old plaintiff was stopped in a line of traffic when he was rear-ended by defendant Kenneth Rauch, who was operating his own pickup truck within the scope of his employment with defendant WIMCO. As a ...

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