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Court hears gun arguments (access required)

Guns – in two different contexts – were a major topic for the Supreme Court of Virginia today. In two cases, the court revisited Virginia Code § 18.2-53.1, the statute that provides for a mandatory penalty of three years for ...

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Settlement sealed for two years

A federal judge who balked at a request to seal a settlement has decided the parties have good cause, after all, to keep it confidential, at least for a while. In late September, Abingdon U.S. District Judge James P. Jones ...

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10 seek seat on high court (access required)

Ten candidates, including four members of the Virginia Court of Appeals, have told the Virginia State Bar they are interested in filling the vacancy on the Supreme Court of Virginia that will be created by the retirement of Justice Lawrence ...

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UIM carrier takes over defense of brain injury case – $320,000 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff was injured on July 19, 2007, when his 1992 Ford pickup truck was rear-ended on Route 1 near Osborne Road in Chesterfield. He was stopped in traffic when the defendant hit him from behind while driving a 2005 ...

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Tractor-trailer hits vehicle, causes soft-tissue injuries – $222,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a nurse at Southside Regional Medical Center working in management, was commuting home on northbound Interstate 95. As a tractor-trailer passed her in the left lane, the rig moved to the right lane, struck plaintiff’s car on the rear ...

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Second concussion complicates effort to resolve brain injury case – $799,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, age 30, was struck on the left side of her vehicle in an intersection when the defendant ran a red light. Plaintiff’s head struck and broke her driver’s side window. She suffered headaches, memory problems, anxiety and executive functioning ...

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