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Man scores $7M verdict against drunken driver – $7,000,000 Verdict (access required)

On Aug. 7, 2009, a 20-year-old correctional officer was riding his 1998 Harley-Davidson motorcycle when he was hit by a drunken driver. The wreck occurred on Route 619 near its intersection with Route 606 in Greensville. The defendant was driving ...

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Man died 18 months after anoxic brain injury – $1,375,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff’s decedent was involved in an automobile collision and suffered a herniated T-10 disk. A neurosurgeon performed an anterior thoracolumbar fusion surgery to treat the herniated disk several months after the accident. During the procedure, the surgeon damaged the ...

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Med-mal claim brought for complications after surgery – $1,050,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff, 60 years old at the time of the incident, went to the defendant urology clinic to have a prostate biopsy. The biopsy involved taking tissue samples from the prostate and placing the tissue samples into specimen containers that ...

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Offer was upped pre-trial by $300, jury gives woman $53K – $53,000 Verdict (access required)

A 26-year-old former legal secretary and bartender was rear-ended on Sept. 15, 2010. Liability was admitted and there was significant property damage. Plaintiff was transported to the ER at St. Francis Hospital by ambulance. She had two follow-up visits with ...

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Jury finds for doc in appendicitis case, patient refused studies – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a 25-year-old male, visited the defendant urgent care physician complaining of right lower quadrant pain. The physician suspected appendicitis and ordered blood work, a urinalysis and radiology imaging studies. Plaintiff agreed to the blood work and urinalysis but declined ...

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Trump not paying legal bills, lawyers say

Two Richmond-area lawyers say their firm is getting stiffed by Donald Trump and they want out of a lawsuit in Charlottesville federal court. A Trump spokesperson blames the dispute on shoddy work by the Virginia lawyers. The lawyers from Cook, ...

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Obenshain jumps into ’13 race for AG

With Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli making it official that he will run for governor in 2013 and not another term as AG, Sen. Mark Obenshain, R-Harrisonburg, has announced he is “exploring” a run for the office. The conservative blog “Bearing ...

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Obenshain jumps into ’13 race for AG

With Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli making it official that he will run for governor in 2013 and not another term as AG, Sen. Mark Obenshain, R-Harrisonburg, has announced he is “exploring” a run for the office. The conservative blog “Bearing ...

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Puppies break the stress of exams at GMU law

With a whole semester grade riding on one three hour exam, law students are famously stressed out this time of year. George Mason University’s law school offers unconventional relief — let the anxious academics play with puppies. The Arlington law ...

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‘Actual harm’ not the standard for mom’s move (access required)

A mother gets another chance to prove her move to Pennsylvania was good for her seven-year-old son, after the Virginia Court of Appeals reversed a custody change to the father. The trial court applied the wrong legal standard when it ...

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