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Amount of force disputed in shoulder dystocia case – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Sept. 20, 2004, plaintiff went to the hospital in labor at approximately 37 weeks gestation. She was a gestational diabetic with a history of one prior uncomplicated vaginal delivery. Labor progressed without complication. Following delivery of the baby’s head, ...

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Disk, soft-tissue injuries alleged in traffic collision – $55,148 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was rear-ended while sitting at a red light. Defendant claimed she was traveling no more than 10 mph. There was no significant damage to the defendant’s vehicle. [11-T-035] Type of action: Personal Injury Injuries alleged: Extruded disk fragments at ...

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Richmond lawyer selected as College of Tax Counsel chair (access required)

George C. Howell III, a partner in the Richmond office of Hunton & Williams LLP, was recently named chairman the American College of Tax Counsel. Howell, who heads the firm’s tax and ERISA group, focuses his practice on the tax ...

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Summary judgment premature in train collision, high court says (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia has reinstated 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 the ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On March 8, the Fairfax lawyer Keh Soo Park surrendered his license to practice law rather than face charges of misconduct. Park had been licensed to practice in Virginia since 1965. In consenting to the revocation, Park acknowledged the truth ...

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VBA, APABA list Supreme Court evaluations (access required)

The Virginia Bar Association and the Asian Pacific American Bar Association have submitted their evaluations of the latest round of candidates for the Supreme Court of Virginia to the chairmen of the Senate and House Courts of Justice Committees. The ...

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M. Blane Michael (access required)

M. Blane Michael, a judge for the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals since 1993, has died at age 68. Michael’s family announced his death through the Richmond-based court on March 25, but did not elaborate on the cause of ...

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Shipyard worker blames Exxon for mesothelioma – $25,000,000 Verdict (access required)

A former ship repair supervisor contracted mesothelioma almost 30 years after he last worked for Newport News Shipbuilding on oil tankers owned by Exxon Mobil Corp. Plaintiff, now 72, contended that the disease was caused by his exposure to asbestos ...

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Complications develop from surgery to remove gall bladder – $1,850,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, age 49, underwent laparoscopic surgery to remove his gall bladder. Defendant, a general surgeon, testified that he experienced difficulty during the dissection and in locating the cystic duct. When the defendant located what he thought was the cystic duct, ...

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