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Monthly Archives: January 2011

Butts v. Womack (access required)

Type of Case: Personal injury Court: Petersburg Circuit Court Attorneys: Charles H. Cuthbert Jr., Petersburg Summary: The driver and passenger in a vehicle fleeing a police pursuit were killed and another passenger was severely injured in Petersburg. The pursuit began ...

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Confidential (access required)

Type of Case: Medical malpractice Court: Norfolk Circuit Court Attorneys: James C. Lewis, Virginia Beach; David M. Kopstein, Seabrook, Md. Summary: An infant suffered injuries to four nerves in his brachial plexus when he was delivered by a nurse midwife ...

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Johnson v. DeGuzman MD and Atwood Family Practice (access required)

Type of Case: Medical malpractice Court: Chesapeake Circuit Court Attorneys: Barry R. Taylor and Stephen C. Swain, Virginia Beach Summary: A family practice physician failed to diagnose diverticulitis when a woman reported severe abdominal pain, fever, vomiting and nausea. By ...

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Rochambeau Property LLC v. Perkins (access required)

Type of Case: Breach of contract Court: Williamsburg/James City County Circuit Court Attorneys: Thomas Wolf and Jack Robb, Richmond Summary: This case stemmed from a joint venture involving speculation in real estate. A written contract allowed plaintiff to recover his ...

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Other large verdicts of note (access required)

A few cases caught our attention, although they didn’t quite meet the criteria we use for our list of top state jury verdicts. FELA suit in Tennessee Richard N. Shapiro of Virginia Beach and Sidney Gilreath of Knoxville, Tenn., joined ...

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Governor appoints redistricting panel

Gov. Bob McDonnell appointed today an 11-member bipartisan advisory commission on redistricting that includes a retired state judge and at least five attorneys, one of them a former federal district judge. The panel will have an equal number of Republicans ...

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Taylor v. Averill (access required)

Type of Case: Medical malpractice Court: Winchester Circuit Court Attorneys: Barbara S. Williams, Leesburg, and Roger T. Creager, Richmond Summary: The 39-year-old plaintiff underwent a laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH) because of heavy menstrual cycles. During the operation, the defendant ...

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Hollis v. Schaefer Pyrotechnics Inc. (access required)

Type of Case: Personal injury Court: Fairfax County Circuit Court Attorney: Scott A. Surovell, Fairfax Summary: A Fairfax County woman suffered devastating injuries at the July 4, 2007, fireworks display in Vienna when a wayward rocket exploded near her as ...

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Gagnon v. Burns (access required)

Type of Case: Personal injury Court: Gloucester County Circuit Court Attorney: Avery T. “Sandy” Waterman Jr., Newport News Summary: A senior at Gloucester County High School suffered a moderate traumatic brain injury when a punch from another student in the ...

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Lester v. Allied Concrete Company and Sprouse (access required)

Type of Case: Wrongful death Court: Charlottesville Circuit Court Attorneys: Matthew B. Murray, Charlottesville; Malcolm P. McConnell, Richmond; Joe Sanzone, Lynchburg Summary: A 25-year-old nurse who was a passenger in a Honda sedan suffered fatal injuries when a concrete mixer ...

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