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Bucking the trend (access required)

Law school applications are down about 10 percent from last year, nationwide and in the commonwealth. But two Virginia law schools – the University of Richmond and Regent University – are bucking that trend. Applications at UR are up 13 ...

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‘Equitable adjustment’ sought for site and excavating work – $1,087,266 Verdict (access required)

Haymes Brothers, a site and excavating company, was the site contractor on a project for RTI International Metals Inc.’s construction of a new facility in Martinsville. The case involved a claim by Haymes Brothers for an “equitable adjustment” under the ...

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Debtor attempts to recover money from card processor – Defense Verdict (access required)

This decision arose out of an adversary proceeding in which the debtor, Appalachian Oil Company (Appco), sought to avoid and recover as preferential transfers $78,764 in prepetition payments. Appco supplied Virginian Travel Plaza (VTP) with gasoline that VTP sold at ...

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Cyclist rear-ended at 50 mph, suffers brain injury – $2,250,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff is a registered nurse, wife and mother of three children. While bicycling on Gunston Road in Fairfax County, she was rear-ended by a large F-350 “Dually” Deck truck at 50 mph. According to witnesses, the impact sent the ...

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Passenger suffers hip, brain injuries in collision -$11,000,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff, a 16-year-old female, was injured on June 22, 2008, in a collision in Pennsylvania. She was a backseat passenger in a Ford F-150 pickup, which was hit by a Ford Econoline E-350 service van that crossed the center ...

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Medical transport drivers say they weren’t paid for overtime – $80,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiffs were employed by defendants’ medical transport service as drivers earning $80 per day to drive defendants’ customers to and from medical appointments. Plaintiffs claimed they worked 10- to 12-hour-days, but were not compensated for the hours they worked beyond ...

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Physician faulted for failing to schedule colonoscopy – $550,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff’s decedent, who died at the age of 81 from advanced colon cancer, had a history of pre-cancerous colonic polyps. This history was known to the defendant, her primary care physician, who was informed by decedent’s gastroenterologist that she ...

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