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Kenney tapped as U.S. Bankruptcy Judge

Tysons Corner lawyer Brian F. Kenney has been named to a pending opening on the federal bankruptcy bench in Alexandria. He will succeed U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Stephen S. Mitchell, who was named to the court in 1994 and who will ...

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Biases can flow both ways, judges say (access required)

As a “skinny little kid from South Bronx,” Janice J. Wellington didn’t necessarily expect to wind up as the first female judge in Prince William County. Wellington, who is African-American, says she was a “little offended” the first time the ...

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Nerve root irritation alleged in Hopewell stop-sign crash – $150,000 Verdict (access required)

This accident occurred on Nov. 3, 2008, at 7:55 a.m. in Hopewell, at the intersection of Courthouse Road and Dinwiddie Avenue. The defendant pulled out from a stop sign into the path of the plaintiff’s vehicle. The defense admitted negligence ...

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Sewer line damaged by optic cable subcontractor – $19,467 Verdict (access required)

In January 2007, Lyons Den Underground Inc. was installing fiber optic cables in the plaintiff’s residential neighborhood as a subcontractor to Verizon. After the property of the plaintiff was marked by Miss Utility, employees of the defendant drilled horizontally across ...

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Broker sues to collect fee in sale of business – $1,175,000 Arbitration Award (access required)

Pittsburgh-based The Advisor Group Inc. (“TAG”) sought an unpaid fee from former owners of ColonialWebb Contractors for assisting with sale of the company. TAG had an October 2008 written agreement with ColonialWebb whereby TAG was to: research buyers, secure confidentiality ...

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Woman dies during delivery of child by cesarean section – $800,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff’s decedent, age 34, went to Chesapeake General Hospital on May 22, 2008, for delivery of her third child by cesarean section. The defendant anesthesiologist administered epidural anesthesia for regional pain control. Within minutes, the patient became agitated, complained of ...

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Lawyers, families enjoy night at the ballpark

While the eastern part of the state was  battening down in the face of the hurricane, members of the Salem/Roanoke County Bar Association and their families took  in a de facto double header with the Salem Red Sox Friday night. ...

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Lawyer ‘ineffective’ on appeal right

Talking with a convicted client’s kinfolk does not satisfy a criminal defense lawyer’s duty to consult about a possible appeal. Although a trial court signed off on the lawyer’s efforts, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the lower ...

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Court to review ruling on Dead Man’s Statute (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia will review a Roanoke trial judge’s ruling that a physician’s medical notes provided corroboration for the physician’s testimony that he advised a patient to see an endocrinologist because he suspected the patient had Cushing’s syndrome. ...

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