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Hudson hears Obamacare arguments

Lawyers for the commonwealth and the federal government took two different views of the so-called individual mandate in argument today over the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, perhaps better known as Obamacare. Virginia Solicitor General E. ...

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Failures in care alleged after premature birth – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

Decedent and his twin sister were born healthy at 27 weeks gestation. Decedent was placed in the neonatal intensive care unit. Six days after birth, a peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) was inserted into the right axilla and used to ...

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VSB Disciplinary Action (access required)

On Sept. 24, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Herndon lawyer Gerald Manly Bowen’s license to practice law for violating professional rules that govern fairness to opposing party and counsel, unauthorized practice of law, failing to respond to a ...

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General fund revenues still anemic, but grow in September (access required)

Virginia’s general fund revenues continued a slow climb in September from the deepest, longest slump in decades. Total tax revenues that support core government services such as schools, health care and public safety increased 4.1 percent in September over the ...

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Judge rejects effort to further study slave burial ground (access required)

A judge has rejected a former Richmond city councilman’s bid to require a state official to explore the boundaries of a slave burial ground under a Virginia Commonwealth University parking lot. Richmond Circuit Judge Clarence Jenkins Jr. dismissed Sa’ad El-Amin’s ...

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Patient alleges delay in heart attack diagnosis -$375,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff went to defendant hospital’s emergency department with complaint of acute onset of chest pain or discomfort. The parties disagreed as to her presenting symptoms. Plaintiff alleged negligent delay in diagnosing the myocardial infarction that she was having and in ...

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Plaintiff’s obesity complicates settlement of traffic case – $1,500,000 Settlement (access required)

This case arose out of a motor vehicle collision that occurred on Temple Avenue in Prince George County on Aug. 3, 2007. The road has four lanes and a grass median. The plaintiff, Teresa McKay, was driving her Nissan Sentra ...

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Criminal defense lawyers want to open up discovery (access required)

Discovery in criminal cases is a hot issue. In some localities, defense lawyers complain of secretive police policies and uncooperative prosecutors. In other jurisdictions, however, commonwealth’s attorneys announce “open file” policies, and defense lawyers generally agree those procedures work well. ...

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