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Woods Rogers to re-establish presence in Charlottesville (access required)

Woods Rogers PLC, the largest firm in Southwest Virginia, is opening a Charlottesville office headed by Russell T. Schundler. Schundler is returning to the Roanoke-based firm, where he began practicing law in 2001, after three years in the Charlottesville office ...

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Valley Barrister’s Ball generated $8K for legal aid (access required)

The tally is finally done, and Shenandoah Valley Barrister’s Ball generated $8,000 to benefit Blue Ridge Legal Services Inc. Warren County Bar Inc. organized the event attended in March by lawyers in Clarke, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Rockingham, Shenandoah and Warren ...

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Theater owners settle death suit over man shot at show (access required)

NORFOLK—The owners of a theater in Norfolk have settled a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a man who was fatally shot during a concert in 2007. The settlement was filed last week in Norfolk Circuit Court. According ...

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Familial DNA searches to be studied by state (access required)

Virginia’s Forensic Science Department will study a controversial form of DNA searches that seeks to find relatives of a criminal suspect but will not begin using the technique, as requested by prosecutors. The Virginia Association of Commonwealth’s Attorneys has asked ...

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U.Va. to require prior arrest disclosure (access required)

The University of Virginia is requiring students to disclose whether they’ve been arrested or convicted of crimes each fall semester when they log in for the first time to the computer system that handles e-mail and course materials. Starting this ...

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Motorist turns in front of biker at Chesapeake intersection – $900,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff was operating a motorcycle on Johnstown Road in Chesapeake when the defendant pulled in front of him at an intersection. Plaintiff took evasive action to avoid a direct collision with the defendant’s vehicle and in the process suffered ...

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Patient with staph infection dies from epidural abscess – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Oct. 17, 2006, plaintiff’s decedent, a 78-year-old, was admitted to the hospital and developed a Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection while hospitalized. Despite antibiotics, the patient continued to have positive cultures for MRSA and was transferred to Winchester Medical ...

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Insurer waives limits to contest liability in collision – $336,000 Verdict (access required)

In this disputed liability case, plaintiff was the middle car in a three-car collision on Harrowgate Road in Chesterfield County. She alleged that the defendant struck the rear of her car catapulting her into car in front of her. Defendant ...

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