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Judge Prosser announces retirement

Frederick County Circuit Judge John Prosser has announced he will retire in March. The Northern Virginia Daily reports Prosser advised the public Monday, after notifying the Supreme Court on Friday. Prosser, a former Winchester lawyer, was first appointed to the ...

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Manslaughter Conviction Does Not Count for ‘Career Offender’ (access required)

A North Carolina involuntary manslaughter conviction did not count toward “career offender” status under federal sentencing guidelines, and the 4th Circuit vacates a drug defendant’s enhanced sentence and remands for resentencing. After a jury convicted John Peterson on six counts ...

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Democratic senators attempt to limit civil investigative demands (access required)

Two Democratic senators are offering bills that would restrain Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s civil inquest into climate change research at the University of Virginia. State Sens. A. Donald McEachin of Henrico and J. Chapman Petersen of Fairfax County said Tuesday ...

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Wilbur C. Allen (access required)

Wilbur C. Allen, a founding partner in the Richmond-based personal injury firm of Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen, died Jan. 18. He was 85. A native of Lunenburg County, Mr. Allen grew up in Richmond and graduated from the University ...

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Thomas H. Wood Sr. (access required)

Thomas Hutton Wood Sr., a retired Augusta County circuit judge, died Jan. 14 from renal failure related to lung cancer. He was 68. A native of Clifton Forge, Judge Wood graduated from Hampden-Sydney College and the University of Virginia law ...

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Woman becomes paraplegic after being rear-ended by van – $2,955,760 Settlement (access required)

At the time of the accident, plaintiff was a 30-year-old mother of three. She was a passenger in a car waiting to turn left when it was struck from behind by a moving van traveling at a high rate of ...

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Details scant in settlement of shoulder dystocia case – $987,500 Settlemen (access required)

This settlement was confidential as to all aspects of the case except for the nature of the injury and the amount. [10-T-194] Type of action: Medical malpractice Injuries alleged: Brachial plexus injury caused by shoulder-dystocia delivery Name of case: Confidential ...

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