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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On Sept. 27, 2011, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked the law license of Eugene B. Harris. In consenting to the revocation, Harris admitted that in February 2010 he was convicted of two felonies, one in Chesapeake and one ...

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Marketing your home to rent it (access required)

In today’s real estate market many home sellers who must move are facing some tough choices. They can take a lower price for their property in the hope that it will sell sooner than later, they can wait in the ...

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Do your (jury) duty

Practically every high school civics class covers the court system and jury duty. It’s one of those important civic responsibilities. If you get a jury duty notice, you go and serve. Not always. About 40 people in Franklin and Southampton ...

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The next dimension: Radford judge, jury see medical evidence in 3-D (access required)

A technology more commonly found in movie theaters made its way into a Radford courtroom last month. A judge and jury put on 3-D glasses in court to view in-depth, three-dimensional depictions of the inside of a patient’s spinal canal. ...

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Judge sets aside $5.225M verdict in Best Buy case (access required)

A Newport News judge has set aside a multimillion dollar personal injury award against electronics retailer Best Buy on the grounds the verdict was excessive. In August, a seven-member jury awarded $5,225,000 to Michael Chavis, who was injured after a ...

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Claim over complications from cervical surgery fails – Defense Verdict (access required)

A 66-year-old female patient underwent an anterior cervical diskectomy and fusion (“ACDF”) surgery. The following afternoon, the patient developed slight one-sided facial and eyelid swelling, and the on-call neurosurgeon was contacted by the nursing staff. The neurosurgeon communicated with the ...

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Plaintiff with neck injury gets almost 4 times his last demand – $210,000 Verdict (access required)

On Aug. 17, 2008, a John Doe defendant sideswiped the plaintiff’s vehicle, causing him to crash into a concrete Jersey wall on I-64 in Newport News. John Doe did not stop and was never identified. Plaintiff was 57 years old ...

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Appendectomy didn’t remove appendix, caused colon problems – $1,500,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff underwent an intended laparoscopic appendectomy which did not remove his appendix, but instead resulted in the transaction of his sigmoid colon. After two days of drainage to his abdomen through the open sigmoid, plaintiff became quite ill and returned ...

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Breyer pays tribute to Merhige at UR law school (access required)

Unlike politicians, judges cannot let popularity influence their decisions, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer said Thursday. “Congress is the expert on popularity,” Breyer told an invitation-only gathering of lawyers, judges and academics at the University of Richmond School ...

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A twice-told tale: Sentences suspended, revoked, reimposed (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia today rejected appeals by two defendants who couldn’t stay out of trouble after initially getting a break with a suspended sentence. In each case, what the trial judge didn’t know in an earlier hearing later ...

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