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VTLA Officers 2011-2012 (access required)

Edward L. Allen of Fredericksburg became president of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association at the group’s annual convention at The Homestead. Other new officers are: Norfolk lawyer Lisa P. O’Donnell became president-elect. There are four vice-presidents: • Barbara S. Williams, ...

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Husband killed, wife injured in Loudoun County collision – $1,489,495 Settlement (access required)

At approximately 1:45 p.m. on Sept. 21, 2009, Kenneth Taylor, driver of a 2005 Nissan Murano, and his wife, the passenger, were involved in an automobile accident with defendant, who was driving a 1997 Ford Expedition. The Taylors were traveling ...

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Man dies after delay in detecting bleeding – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Feb. 24, 2009, decedent underwent rotator cuff repair surgery. In the early hours of Feb. 25, decedent complained of severe abdominal pain and he was noted to be hypotensive. Decedent’s nurse notified the hospitalist who ordered Protonix and Maalox. ...

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Infant suffers brain injury from placental abruption – $2,300,000 Settlement (access required)

At 35 weeks pregnant, plaintiff went to the labor and delivery emergency room at Portsmouth Naval Medical Center, complaining of severe lower abdominal cramping that started earlier that morning with a pain level of 8 on a scale of 10. ...

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VLW honored at Virginia Press Association awards

NORFOLK–Virginia Lawyers Weekly won first place for feature story writing at the 2010 Virginia Press Association news, editorial and photo awards, announced Saturday night at the VPA’s annual meeting in Norfolk. The winning piece was “A Veterans Day Story,” written ...

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No scrivener’s error, Supreme Court holds (access required)

The concept of a scrivener’s error couldn’t be used to reform a deed of trust just because the document didn’t reflect the intent of the parties, the Supreme Court of Virginia ruled today in an unpublished order. To obtain relief, ...

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Federal courts could stay open for two weeks

Federal courts would keep running more or less as normal for up to two weeks if the government shuts down tonight, according to the Administrative Office of U.S. Courts. Non-appropriated fees would last for that period of time, but the ...

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