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Monthly Archives: May 2011

Dental practice sued in death of 6-year-old (access required)

A pediatric dental practice affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University is facing a $5 million wrongful death suit. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the lawsuit was filed by the mother of a 6-year-old boy who died while being treated a year ...

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Disbarred Henrico County lawyer indicted for embezzlement

A former attorney who surrendered her law license after she admitted she stole as much as $450,000 from the firm of Marks & Harrison has been indicted on eight felony embezzlement charges. Kyle Cornelia Leftwich was charged last week by ...

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Future Tech: Looking ahead at the technology changing law practice (access required)

Twenty-five years ago, law practice looked very different from today. Consider the accoutrements that a lawyer in 1986 did not have: A laptop computer A tablet computer such as an iPad A cell phone The Internet Online research (although the ...

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Baby suffers nerve injuries during induced delivery – $950,000 Settlement (access required)

In 2005, plaintiff began receiving prenatal care. During the course of the care, the history, physical examinations and tests showed the plaintiff had an increased risk for encountering shoulder dystocia during a vaginal delivery, including maternal obesity, gestational diabetes and ...

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Transmission repair fails; truck rolls over 85-year-old – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

In March 2010, plaintiff’s decedent, age 85, drove his pickup truck from Hillsville to Pete’s Auto Service of Denbigh Inc., located in the Newport News, and contracted with Pete’s Auto to perform repairs on his vehicle. Pete’s Auto undertook to ...

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Motorist hit while standing beside disabled vehicle – $20,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was standing beside her disabled vehicle when she was struck by the defendant’s vehicle, which was approaching from behind. She alleged that the defendant caused the collision by following the car in front of her too closely, leaving insufficient ...

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Defendant disputes disk surgery related to crash – $60,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff alleged that a disk injury that required surgery was caused by an automobile accident. Defendant admitted liability for the accident but contended that the injury was not related to the accident. [11-T-060] Type of action: Personal injury – auto ...

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Technological strategies for the future (access required)

Bill Gates once famously said, “We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next 10.” Lawyers may be good at trial strategy or putting together ways ...

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