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Taking it off at the firm of Bowman and Brooke (access required)

Rebecca Herbig’s nationwide litigation practice focuses on defending health care professionals. She’s taken a little time this year to concentrate on her own health care, by joining her colleagues at Bowman and Brooke LLP in their law firm’s “Biggest Losers ...

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Treble, punitive damages awarded in consumer fraud case – $130,919 Verdict (access required)

Defendants sold a car to plaintiff, financed payment from a bank, convinced plaintiff to re-finance the car, accepted the second payment, and then failed to pay off the first loan in its entirety as they were obligated to do. Defendants ...

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Girl suffers disabilities after routine vaccination – $8,713,625 Settlement (access required)

Within 24 hours following routine childhood immunizations, petitioners’ 17-month-old daughter suffered repeated episodes of febrile seizures that were difficult to control despite appropriate anticonvulsive therapy. After five days of supportive therapy, her electroencephalogram became abnormal and the magnetic resonance imaging ...

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Jury verdict creates issue of respondeat superior – Plaintiff’s Verdict Set Aside (access required)

The estate of a 24-year-old decedent alleged at trial that the defendant doctor and his group were liable for the failure of the doctor to timely advise the decedent of the presence of pneumonia as evidenced by a chest X-ray. ...

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Judge denies ‘ex parte’ allegation, cautions lawyer

U.S. District Judge James Jones minced no words denying lawyer John Flannery’s claim that the judge had secret meetings with prosecutors in the Paul Thomson cocaine case.  “Mr. Flannery’s assertion is outrageously false and unfounded,” Jones wrote in an order ...

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Victim of false accusation can sue police officer (access required)

A contractor who was locked up and falsely portrayed as potential child molester gets to try his defamation case against the police officer who had him arrested. Michael Lewis was working in a Prince George County neighborhood when a 10-year-old ...

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Law firm can’t sue over loss of client (access required)

On April 21, the Virginia Supreme Court affirmed dismissal of a law firm’s complaint that U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly – as then-chair of the Fairfax supervisors – torpedoed the firm’s longstanding relationship with the county housing authority.  Connolly (D, VA-11) had publicly argued ...

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Court grants new trial in drowning case (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia has revived a $9-million lawsuit against the city of Lexington for the 2006 drowning of a 16-year-old boy. The lawsuit claimed the city failed to warn about dangerous water currents below a dam in a ...

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