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Moped hit at intersection after passing car on right – Defense Verdict (access required)

This accident occurred at the intersection of two roads, each only one lane in each direction divided by a double yellow line. Plaintiff and defendant were approaching the intersection from opposite directions. Defendant was stopped at the green light, waiting ...

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Motorcyclist suffers permanent leg injury in intersection crash – $975,000 Settlement (access required)

The elderly defendant made a left turn directly in front of the plaintiff’s motorcycle. Plaintiff suffered a permanent partial impairment of the left leg (50 percent). Future medical care needs and loss of future earning capacity were vigorously contested. [11-T-027] ...

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Parties to med-mal cap deal getting nervous (access required)

Lawyers, doctors and hospital leaders thought they had finished the hard part last November, when they agreed gradually to increase the state’s statutory cap on medical malpractice awards. Hammered out over three years of negotiations, the implementing legislation sailed through ...

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Bar groups provide ‘informal accountability,’ Mims says (access required)

In a judicial selection process that imbues judges with a great deal of independence and little formal accountability, bar groups provide “informal accountability that works quite well,” Justice William C. Mims told the Richmond Bar Association today. He noted that ...

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