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Nursing home patient breaks tibia, sprains ankle in fall – $300,000 Verdict (access required)

An 83-year-old bed-bound nursing home patient, who was dependent on nursing home staff for all activities of daily living, was allowed to fall from the side of her bed to the floor while an aide was changing the patient and ...

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911 tape key to settlement of pedestrian’s allegations – $135,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was from Bosnia and had relocated to Virginia three years prior to her accident. On Nov. 17, 2008, the plaintiff was a pedestrian crossing the three northbound lanes of Dumbarton Road near the intersection with Staples Mill Road in ...

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Woman with osteoporosis alleges therapist let her fall – Defense Verdict (access required)

The case involved allegations of negligence against a physical therapist. Plaintiff alleged she suffered a fractured femur when the therapist allowed her to fall. The defense maintained that the physical therapist complied, at all times, with the standard of care. ...

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Liberty law school wins full accreditation

Six years after opening, Liberty University’s law school has been awarded full accreditation by the American Bar Association. Approval came Aug. 5 from the ABA Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar at the ABA’s ...

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Hunton & Williams sued in contract case

Hunton & Williams and three of its Richmond lawyers are accused in a Wisconsin lawsuit of using “strong arm tactics” to force a Chicago-based company out of a large industrial supply contract. A Hunton spokesman today said the claims have ...

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Supreme Court grants 20 appeals (access required)

Insurance coverage disputes are among the 20 cases, about half of them criminal, for which the Supreme Court of Virginia has recently granted petitions for appeal. One of the coverage cases, The AES Corp. v. Steadfast Insurance Corp., Record No. ...

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Supreme Court grants 20 appeals

Insurance coverage disputes are among the 20 cases, about half of them criminal, for which the Supreme Court of Virginia has recently granted petitions for appeal. One of the coverage cases, The AES Corp. v. Steadfast Insurance Corp., Record No. ...

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Criminal – Felon In Possession – Constructive Possession – Phone Recording (access required)

A telephone recording of a conversion defendant had while incarcerated in an Adult Detention Center was properly admitted into evidence, and the Court of Appeals affirms defendant’s conviction for possession of a firearm as a convicted felon. The commonwealth presented ...

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