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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On June 9, a Virginia State Bar Fifth District-Section I Subcommittee imposed a public reprimand with terms on Vienna lawyer Charles J. Swedish for violating professional rules that govern diligence, communication, and safekeeping property. This discipline was an agreed disposition ...

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VLW publisher is new president of journalist group (access required)

Paul Fletcher, has been elected president of the Virginia Pro Chapter of the Society for Professional Journalists. Fletcher has been publisher and editor-in-chief of Virginia Lawyers Weekly since 1989. He succeeds Nicole McMullin, digital product manager at the Richmond Times-Dispatch, ...

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Law as a contact sport?

The war metaphors for testy litigation are many: Battle, fight, skirmish, all-out assault. And trial lawyer-warriors sometimes get too pumped up. In Richmond, about 20 years ago, a prosecutor and a defense lawyer took all the battle talk one step ...

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Fisher to be new Fauquier prosecutor

Jim Fisher has been appointed Fauquier County Commonwealth’s Attorney by the judges of the 20th Judicial Circuit, effective July 1. Fisher, currently the chief deputy attorney in Loudoun County, will serve the balance of a term that ends Dec. 31. ...

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Insurance coverage limits recovery in brain injury case – $340,000 Arbitration Award (access required)

On Nov. 11, 2008, the 44-year-old plaintiff was operating his Volvo in Fairfax County after having dropped his wife off at her job at the local Walmart. He was traveling to his gas station cashier job through the intersection of ...

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Disk, shoulder injury alleged during gastric bypass surgery – Motion to strike granted (access required)

Plaintiff alleged that defendant bariatric surgeon was negligent during plaintiff’s gastric bypass surgery and caused plaintiff to sustain injuries to her right shoulder. Plaintiff asserted a theory of res ipsa loquitur to support her contentions of medical negligence. She presented ...

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