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VSB Disciplinary Action (access required)

On July 6, a Virginia State Bar Fourth District Subcommittee issued a public reprimand to Sandy Yeh Chang of Rockville, Md., for violating professional rules that govern competence and knowingly making a false statement of fact or law to a ...

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Full Virginia appeals court to hear actual innocence claims (access required)

The entire Virginia Court of Appeals will hear the exoneration plea of a Richmond man who spent nearly three decades in prison for at least one rape he didn’t commit. A three-judge panel in March heard Thomas Haynesworth’s petition for ...

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No criminal charges in overpayment to Norfolk employee (access required)

NORFOLK—Norfolk’s prosecutor says there’s not enough evidence to file criminal charges in the case of a Community Services Board employee who collected pay and benefits for 12 years without showing up for work. Media outlets report that Commonwealth’s Attorney Greg ...

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Vick testifies in support of anti-dogfighting legislation (access required)

WASHINGTON—Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick brought his anti-dogfighting message to Congress last week, backing legislation that would penalize those who knowingly attend animal fights and allow minors to attend. Vick, who served 18 months in prison on dogfighting charges, said ...

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Help with finding good Droid apps for lawyers (access required)

What are the apps available for lawyers who use Android phones? Many of the more popular iPhone apps are cross-platform apps and are also available on Droids, so I’ll focus on Droid-specific apps in this article. Since I don’t own ...

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The New Golf? (access required)

Take me out to the ball game. That’s not only the anthem for a seventh-inning stretch, that’s the conclusion from the latest Virginia Lawyers Weekly Web poll. Last month, we asked, “What is the new golf?” In other words, what ...

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‘John Doe’ vehicle, prior injury complicate case – $150,000 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff sustained injuries when a John Doe vehicle, traveling next to her vehicle, changed lanes and cut her off. Plaintiff’s vehicle struck the curb, causing both tires on the passenger side of her vehicle to blow out. The John ...

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Injury to adjacent organs requires more surgery – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

A surgeon injured adjacent organs during procedures, causing damages and re-operations. [11-T-088] Type of action: Medical malpractice Name of case: Confidential Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $1,000,000 Attorney for plaintiff: Avery “Sandy” T. Waterman Jr., Newport News

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