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Sleep apnea patient dies after gallbladder surgery – $2,000,000 Settlement (access required)

Several hours after undergoing a laparoscopic cholecystectomy, the patient, a 33-year-old man who suffered from sleep apnea, was found breathless with his continuous positive airway pressure device not affixed to his face. The patient was unable to be resuscitated and ...

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SCC adds e-filing for corporate annual reports

Virginia’s State Corporation Commission has taken another incremental step in its efforts to improve Internet accessibility for its database of more than 400,000 registered business entities. Corporations now can file their annual reports and pay annual registration fees online, according ...

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Evaluating your small firm’s marketing results (access required)

Solo and small-firm lawyers frequently hear how important marketing is to their success. But they often do not spend enough time evaluating the outcome of their marketing efforts. To save time and money on fruitless efforts, experts recommend spending an ...

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McDonnell taps two deputies

Gov. Bob McDonnell has named two deputy counselors. J. Randall Minchew, a prominent Loudoun County land use lawyer, will be deputy counselor and advisor to the governor. Minchew has been managing partner at the Leesburg office of Walsh, Colucci, Lubely, ...

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From One-L to 20-L: U.Va. law, 20 years on (access required)

How do you feel about your job today? How about yesterday? Last year? Surveys on lawyer job satisfaction tend to be snapshots of a particular moment. But a new study looks at one group of 360 lawyers, starting with the ...

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Obscenity conviction reversed

Kevin Lamont Newby got no points for subtlety in his proposition to the female anchor of a Hampton Roads television station. He mailed 15 photographs of himself in varying states of undress, including full frontal nudity, to the woman at ...

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Titanic salvors win claim to artifacts

A company that has recovered and preserved thousands of artifacts from the sunken wreck of the R.M.S. Titanic has won the right to be well compensated for its efforts. But an opinion this week from Norfolk U.S. District Judge Rebecca ...

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