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It’s official: Snow days tolled statute

Last winter, it snowed in Alexandria. I mean, it really snowed. When snow plows were finally able to clear the streets, they piled snow 10 feet high on the sidewalks, even higher in area parking lots. “Snowmageddon,” they called it. ...

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Pro bono plus free CLE

The Greater Richmond Bar Foundation is just one of the Richmond-area groups that has developed programs to celebrate National Pro Bono Week, from Oct. 24 through Oct. 30, that show lawyers how to lend a hand. Even if you’ve already ...

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Pro bono plus free CLE

The Greater Richmond Bar Foundation is just one of the Richmond-area groups that has developed programs to celebrate National Pro Bono Week, from Oct. 24 through Oct. 30, that show lawyers how to lend a hand. Even if you’ve already ...

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Photos from Leaders in the Law

Virginia Lawyers Weekly held its fifth annual Leaders in the Law reception and awards ceremony on Oct. 21, 2010. Click here to see a slideshow of photos from the event. If you attended the reception and have photos you would ...

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Surgery for thyroid cancer results in paralyzed vocal cords – Defense Verdict (access required)

On March 16, 2006, plaintiff underwent a total thyroidectomy and neck dissection to remove metastatic thyroid cancer that fully involved the thyroid gland and many lymph nodes in her neck. Defendant, an otolaryngologist and head and neck surgeon, performed the ...

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Richmond federal court hears ‘Obamacare’ case (access required)

The pivot point for Virginia’s challenge to the federal health care reform package at the Oct. 18 hearing in Richmond federal court was the federal legislation’s “individual mandate,” which requires a person to buy insurance or pay a penalty. The ...

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Pathologist fails to detect malignance in fibroid tumor – $1,050,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff, age 40, had complaints of uterine bleeding in excess of normal menstrual flow. An ultrasound demonstrated a mass in the uterus believed to be a fibroid. In January 2004, plaintiff underwent a myomectomy (removal of fibroid) and tissue ...

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Employees strike woman with pallet cart in store – Defense Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff was struck by a cart loaded with a pallet of water while she was looking over merchandise in a store. She claimed the water was being moved on a pallet jack in violation of corporate safety guidelines and ...

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15-year-old suffers eye injury, concussion from football – $275,000 Settlement (access required)

While at a birthday party for a mutual friend, the defendant 15-year-old boy threw a football at the plaintiff, also a 15-year-old boy. The end of the football struck the plaintiff’s right eye. The defendant testified during his deposition that ...

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Law firm recovers fees for communications law work – $91,013 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a communications law firm with its principal office in Arlington, filed a breach of contract action to recover attorney fees owed by a New York-based business that owns and operates AM radio stations in several states. The plaintiff firm ...

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