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Stop-sign crash leaves driver with fused ankle, broken leg – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was traveling in his car eastbound on Virginia Beach Boulevard when defendant failed to yield at a stop sign on a street from a residential neighborhood. A violent collision occurred and plaintiff suffered extensive orthopedic injuries. He underwent surgeries ...

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Spinal cord damaged during surgery for herniated disk – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, age 35, went to defendant surgeon’s office on March 27, 2009, complaining of gradually worsening neck pain over the past three to four months. He also reported progressively worsening headaches, increasing numbness and tingling on the left side greater ...

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Cuccinelli to stay in Virginia Tech cases

The judge hearing two wrongful death lawsuits arising from the Virginia Tech shootings has denied a motion to kick the attorney general out of the case. Robert Hall, lawyer for the families of two shooting victims, argued the office of ...

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Wampler to step down from Senate

William C. Wampler Jr., a Republican senator who has represented Southwest Virginia since 1988, announced this morning that he will not seek reelection. Wampler, 51, is  a member of the Finance,  Commerce and Labor, Rules and General Laws and Technology ...

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Court rules in wrongful attachment case (access required)

An Augusta County judge properly calculated the measure of damages to construction materials for horse stalls that had been wrongly attached for eight years, the Supreme Court of Virginia said today in an unpublished order. Kenneth D. Pittkin posted a ...

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Doctor Deposition Should Not Have Been Halted (access required)

A Richmond Circuit Court says defendant doctor should not have terminated a deposition because he objected to a med-mal plaintiff’s questions about information contained in a medical periodical related to the subject surgical procedure, but the court will hold off ...

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Winning officer can appeal civil rights case (access required)

Losing parties are the ones who can appeal cases. That’s a fundamental tenet of appellate jurisprudence. But last week the U.S. Supreme Court said government officials who win a civil rights suit on qualified immunity grounds nevertheless may be entitled ...

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Naturalization Process Differs When Parents Unmarried (access required)

Although an immigration judge in 1998 terminated a deportation proceeding against petitioner, a native of Jamaica, with the comment that petitioner appeared to be a U.S. citizen by virtue of his father’s naturalization, the comment was not a declaration that ...

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