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VSB announces pro bono awards for Marshall, W&L law student (access required)

The Virginia State Bar’s Committee on Access to Legal Services is recognizing Rapidan attorney Gail Starling Marshall and Washington and Lee University law student Daniel H. Goldman for their pro bono work. Marshall will receive the 2011 Lewis F. Powell ...

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Head-on collision causes brain injury, fractured leg – $4,750,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 29-year-old man, was seriously injured when he was struck head-on by a truck making a left turn on a rural roadway. Liability, although not admitted, was clear. Plaintiff was unconscious at the scene and needed to be intubated. ...

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Mother of three suffers injuries to left leg, right foot in crash – $2,900,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff suffered a broken left femur and severe injuries to her right foot and ankle in August 2008 when an employee of a construction testing company turned left in front of her on Military Highway at Sparrow Road in Chesapeake. ...

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Child of Mexican national has brachial plexus injury – $2,551,629 Verdict (access required)

The minor plaintiff was delivered by the defendant doctor on Aug. 7, 2005. The mother, who was from Mexico, had received no prenatal care. During the delivery, the defendant encountered a severe shoulder dystocia, which was reduced after approximately five ...

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No more printed opinions at the Supreme Court (access required)

An opinion day ritual at the Supreme Court of Virginia has ended. Attorneys who had had their case decided would gather in the fifth floor clerk’s office shortly before 9:30 and join messengers and a journalist or two to wait ...

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Judicial interviews to be brief

The term “mature consideration” probably does not apply to the process the Judicial Panel of the House Courts of Justice Committee has set up to fill upwards of 23 judicial vacancies. The plan calls for the panel to start interviewing ...

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Buck beef is settled, case dismissed

Charlottesville lawyer Frank Buck has been cleared of an assault charge for throttling his client in a courtroom. A judge Thursday approved an accord-and-satisfaction proposal, dismissing the charge. Buck paid $81 in court costs, reports The Hook, a Charlottesville weekly. ...

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Laches, sale of marital home at issue in unpublished orders (access required)

The doctrine of laches, and not a statute of limitations, controls whether a suit for rescission has been filed in a timely manner, the Supreme Court of Virginia held today in an unpublished order in Nunnenkamp v. Copenhaver. The issue ...

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Supreme Court decides 19 cases (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia reversed today the order that 40 Gloucester County residents had to pay $2,000 each in sanctions because they signed a petition to remove four members of the board of supervisors. The court ruled unanimously in ...

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