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Willard Finney (access required)

Willard R. Finney, a retired Rocky Mount lawyer and a former member of the House of Delegates, died Jan. 10 after a lengthy illness. He was 84. A native of Franklin County, Mr. Finney served in World War II and ...

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Tobacco manufacturer says distributor didn’t pay its bills – $5,257,644 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff Virginia Brands is a cigarette manufacturer and produced cigarettes for the defendant Kingston Tobacco under a contract in which Kingston Tobacco agreed to pay for the cigarettes and associated regulatory charges incurred by Virginia Brands. After Kingston Tobacco’s ...

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Man dies from pneumonia before learning of diagnosis – $3,500,000 Verdict (access required)

The 24-year-old decedent went to the defendant doctor with chest pain and a cough. He was diagnosed with chestwall pain and prescribed a narcotic pain reliever. The decedent returned the next day with complaints of increased chest pain and spitting ...

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IOLTA Web Poll

In 1995, the General Assembly put an end to mandatory IOLTA for Virginia lawyers. Sixteen years later, supporters of legal services for the poor, including the Virginia Bar Association, are launching a push to revive mandatory Interest on Lawyers’ Trust ...

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