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Monthly Archives: January 2011

Custody evaluations: Does court-appointed expert get the last word? (access required)

When a lawyer in a custody case gets an “absolutely killing” report from a court-appointed evaluator, there are two options. First, you can “surrender,” family law practitioner Michael S. Ewing said at the Henrico County Bar Association’s Bench-Bar program on ...

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Family of man shot by SWAT officer settles with county – $2,000,000 Settlement (access required)

On Jan. 24, 2006, Dr. Salvatore Culosi, a 37-year-old optometrist, was shot and killed outside his home by a Fairfax County SWAT officer while he was being arrested for sports betting. The police department knew that Culosi had no criminal ...

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Man died after ‘eloping’ from assisted living facility – Confidential Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff’s decedent was admitted to defendant’s adult assisted living facility on Oct. 22, 2008, at 11:45 a.m. for a five-day stay for respite care, with the following diagnosis: mild to moderate dementia and Alzheimer’s, right below-knee amputation with prosthesis, left ...

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Causation of blood clot at issue in teen’s case – $270,000 Settlement (access required)

The primary issue in this case was disputed causation of plaintiff’s deep vein thrombosis. Plaintiff was an 18-year-old in a vehicle waiting to enter traffic on Route 29 from a business parking lot. Defendant’s tractor-trailer failed to notice traffic slowing ...

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UR Law unveils its short list of dean candidates

Richmond Law Dean John Douglass, soon to return to the professorial life, will be succeeded by someone from this list, according to the school: Wendy Perdue, Professor of Law and Associate Dean at Georgetown University Law Center. Joel Reidenberg, the ...

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Judge Foster to retire in April

Newport News Circuit Judge Aundria D. Foster has notified the court that she will retire on April 1, 2011. Although her term does not expire until 2012, she is stepping down due to a family medical situation. Judge Foster’s departure ...

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Chesterfield lawyer killed in police standoff

A domestic violence call that turned into an overnight standoff with police ended Friday morning with the death of Chesterfield lawyer Richard C. “Rick” Ferris II. Officers were called just before midnight for a report of a domestic dispute, according ...

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Contaminated Infant Formula Not Covered by Policies (access required)

An infant formula manufacturer that had to destroy $6 million worth of formula contaminated by melamine and disintegrated filter components does not have insurance coverage for the loss under the pollution/contaminant endorsements in three policies, but only has coverage for ...

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