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Monthly Archives: November 2011

Manic (Cyber) Monday

It’s Cyber Monday, the day when retailers hope to rake in the bucks online. It serves as a bookend to Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving filled with bargains and sales. Hopefully no one will get pepper-sprayed while rushing to ...

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Driver, after leaving party, drove on wrong side on Interstate – $3,900,000 Settlement (access required)

On Dec. 15, 2007, the Smith family’s vehicle collided with defendant’s 1999 Mercedes-Benz. The defendant was driving in the wrong direction on Interstate 95 and collided head-on with the plaintiffs’ vehicle. The defendant was on his way home from the ...

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Portsmouth discrimination claim fails – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, an African-American female over 40, was an employee of the Portsmouth Assessor’s office. She had had several disagreements with fellow employees. She was ultimately terminated for refusing to perform a work assignment, claiming that it was someone else’s job. ...

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Claim against ER doc in death case struck – Defense Verdict (access required)

This was a medical malpractice case involving emergency medical treatment provided to the plaintiff, at the Loudoun Hospital Center on Oct. 30, 2004. At the time of presentation, the ER physician defendant was told that the plaintiff had recently had ...

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Matt Broughton builds a better briefcase (access required)

One attorney’s beef with his heel-banging litigation bag led him to design what he hopes will be a better briefcase for traveling lawyers. Discouraged by the style of available wheeled briefcases, Matthew W. Broughton of Roanoke took matters into his ...

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