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Lawyer Could-Have-Been: Cris Collinsworth

The NFL season opened this past weekend, and hope is everywhere. From Miami to Seattle to Houston to … Washington? In honor of Week 1, here’s a Lawyer Could-Have-Been – Cris Collinsworth, the one-time Cincinnati Bengal who took over John ...

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Onward, Christian lawyers (access required)

Lynchburg’s Liberty University law school wants to be known not just as a law school with a Christian mission, but also as a law school producing lawyers who are ready to go to work. Celebrating the school’s full accreditation by ...

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Judge rules prison censorship irrational (access required)

In an opinion replete with literary quotations and references, Senior U.S. District Judge James C. Turk last month overturned a Virginia prison policy that allowed Playboy magazine for inmates while banning famous literary works. Quoting Walt Whitman, James Joyce, and ...

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Patient’s death blamed on delay in treatment – $150,000 Settlement (access required)

Decedent, a 77-year-old female, died in the Williamsburg Community Hospital of a ventricular tachycardiac arrhythmia. Plaintiff alleged that the defendant cardiologist and emergency room group failed to treat her in a timely fashion. Decedent had a prosthetic heart valve installed ...

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Biker injured by John Doe in Interstate 264 accident – $150,000 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff was leading a group of motorcyclists on Interstate 264 when a John Doe vehicle merged onto the highway in front of him a few cars lengths away and braked suddenly. In attempting to stop his motorcycle, plaintiff experienced ...

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Drug conviction of mother complicates infant settlement – $350,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was the mother of an 8-year-old boy who was killed instantly by the operator of a Dodge Durango in a residential driveway on private property in broad daylight. After running over the child with both right tires, the operator ...

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Legs amputated after delay in notifying doctor – $1,600,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a 60-year-old long-time smoker diagnosed with laryngeal cancer which required a laryngectomy. Following his 10-hour surgery, nurses noticed diminished pulses in his feet and discoloration on the soles. According to the nurses, this finding was made at 8:30 ...

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Carolina motorist suffers mild TBI from collision – $3,000,000 Settlement (access required)

This case is thought to be the largest mild traumatic brain injury settlement in South Carolina. Plaintiff was broadsided by defendants’ truck. She struggled to complete college and in fact obtained a degree in accounting after the crash. She attempted ...

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