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Monthly Archives: March 2011

On the VSB and Gov. McDonnell (access required)

Dear Editor: I think the Virginia State Bar has made a grave mistake in how it has handled Gov. McDonnell’s attempt to raid the VSB contingent fund. Instead, we should be embracing the Governor’s attempt to say that the VSB ...

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C. Willard Norwood (access required)

C. Willard Norwood, a retired Mechanicsville attorney and a naval aviator in World War II, died March 15. After his military service, Mr. Norwood graduated from the University of Richmond and its law school and began practicing law in 1952. ...

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Moose Lodge administrator contends he was falsely accused of theft – $275,000 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff, Carl Wayne Koegler, was the administrator for Richmond East Moose Lodge. In May 2008 the lodge installed Keith Williams as the governor. In late June there was a convention held by Moose International in Las Vegas, and plaintiff ...

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Complex regional pain syndrome develops from fall in parking lot – $3,000,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff was injured when she stepped into a hole in a parking lot. She was treated at a Patient First for a sprained ankle. Within weeks, however, she began to develop classic signs of complex regional pain syndrome, including ...

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Details kept confidential in anoxic brain injury case – $1,950,000 Settlement (access required)

The parties agreed to keep confidential all of the facts about this settlement. [11-T-031] Type of action: Medical malpractice Injuries alleged: Anoxic brain injury Name of case: Confidential Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $1,950,000 Attorneys for plaintiffs: Stephanie E. Grana, ...

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Passenger should have known driver was drunk, defense alleges – $125,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a 19-year-old student, was a passenger in the back seat of defendant’s vehicle. Defendant and another passenger had been drinking prior to picking up the plaintiff. Defendant drove 15 or more miles on back roads to pick up the ...

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25 presidents of the VSB (access required)

Since 1986, 22 men and three women have served as president of the Virginia State Bar. Here are the highlights of their terms and their pictures. Irving M. Blank led the successful effort of the Virginia State Bar in resisting ...

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Court reinstates case decided on summary judgment (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia reinstated today the case of two passengers in a truck that was hit by a train in Chesapeake. The trial judge in Norfolk had entered summary judgment for Norfolk Southern Railway Co. after concluding that ...

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5th Food Frenzy to begin April 4

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is traveling around the state drumming up support for the fifth annual Legal Food Frenzy, the competition among state law firms designed to fill the coffers of local food banks. The contest will run this ...

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