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Monthly Archives: November 2011

How to choose an investment vehicle (access required)

Most investors lack, or perhaps just can’t articulate, a reliable set of criteria for evaluating their choices among various investment vehicles. It’s odd because most of us have no trouble sorting through the options for ordinary consumer products and services. ...

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Counting cases, and buying time (access required)

Virginia’s court system may have won some breathing room from a threat of wholesale redistricting by the state legislature, for this year at least. Last year, two bills were introduced that would have redrawn existing judicial circuit and district boundaries ...

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Failure-to-plan-surgery suit settles mid-trial – $975,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff’s decedent, a 68-year-old female, was diagnosed with aortic aneurysmal disease, including a descending thoracic aortic aneurysm (“TAA”) and an infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm (“AAA”). Some months later, a general surgeon (“defendant surgeon one”) employed by a general surgical ...

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ER doc prevails in claim over shock following dogbite – Defense Verdict (access required)

This was a medical malpractice case involving emergency medical treatment provided to the plaintiff at the Loudoun Hospital Center by the defendant E.R. physician. Plaintiff presented on Dec. 25, 2004, at 5:40 a.m., for emergency medical treatment with complaints of ...

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Jury in child birth claim out less than two hours – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Nov. 20, 2008, the plaintiff mother presented to the hospital for labor and delivery. During the delivery, the defendant obstetrician encountered a shoulder dystocia. In response, the defendant obstetrician performed various delivery maneuvers in an effort to safely deliver ...

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Eight-figure fraud verdict returned in Bonn bonds case – $96,400,000 Verdict (access required)

An Alexandria federal jury returned a verdict on Oct. 27, 2011 of $96,400,000 in favor of Honua Investment Management, Inc. and its bondholders who were defrauded by Man Ki Kim, a McLean businessman. The case was tried over a period ...

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Struck by car, man discovers back problem needing surgery – $647,013 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, age 51, was a pedestrian standing at the rear of his vehicle when he was struck by an uninsured motorist. He sustained injury to his low back. The defendant’s whereabouts are unknown. Prior to the accident, plaintiff had never ...

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Ex-lawyer who pocketed fees gets three years in prison

Former lawyer Kyle Leftwich, who was convicted of keeping fees from social security cases she was expected to share with her partners, was sentenced to more than three years in prison. But Henrico County Circuit Judge L.A. Harris Jr. allowed ...

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