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John C. Gould (access required)

John Conway “Jack” Gould, a personal injury lawyer and a former city attorney and commonwealth’s attorney in Hopewell, died Sept. 23 at his home from cancer. He was 57. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Richmond ...

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U.Va. law students compare their tattoos

When Virginia Lawyers Weekly published its Dress Code Survey results back in July, a resounding 89 percent of poll-takers shook their heads at showing off tattoos. But a handful of University of Virginia law students recently dared to bare their ...

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LEO on undisclosed recordings adopted

The Standing Committee on Legal Ethics of the Virginia State Bar finally has a formal position on the troublesome issue of using undisclosed recordings to investigate and develop a case. The committee adopted Legal Ethics Opinion 1802, which shifts the ...

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Court-sponsored programs offer settlement options (access required)

For years, lawyers have used time and money savings to sell their clients on alternative dispute resolution. The private marketplace affords a variety of vendors, who offer different approaches to dispute resolution, at different price points. Alongside these private services, ...

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12-year-old suffers complications from rollerblading fracture – $613,312 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a 12-year-old boy, suffered a comminuted left femur fracture while rollerblading on Nov. 25, 2006.  The defendant applied external fixation (a kind of mobile traction device) and set the fracture in varus (outward bowing) somewhere between 12 degrees and ...

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Negligence by obstetrician alleged in birth brain injury – $800,000 Settlement (access required)

In this action, plaintiff, an infant, alleged that the defendant breached her duties as a physician by negligently harming him during the course of his delivery. The plaintiff alleged specifically that the defendant inappropriately ordered and administered Pitocin during active ...

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