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Baby born with breathing problems due to meconium – Settlements of $1,800,000 and $1,000,000 (access required)

At approximately 20 weeks’ gestation, mother’s obstetrician referred her for an ultrasound of a suspected omphacele or gastroschisis. The ultrasound revealed gastrochisis with a moderate amount of exposed bowel. On April 19, mother presented to the hospital in labor at ...

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Verdict for half-million entered in Campbell County – $600,000 Verdict (access required)

The 84-year-old plaintiff was preparing to turn left across Route 460 at 5:30 p.m. on a November day in which sunset had occurred at 5:05 p.m. Plaintiff and her witnesses verified that it was dark at that time, although the ...

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Plaintiff claimed no warning of medicine’s side effects – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff alleged that on Aug. 20, 2008, he was prescribed the drug Trazedone for insomnia and anxiety. He was also prescribed Celexa for depression and given Lisinopril, an anti-hypertensive drug. One of the known potential side effects of Trazedone is ...

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Foreclosure procedure upheld, murder sentence reversed (access required)

It’s easy to lose track of the myriad ways Virginia federal and state courts have rejected homeowner challenges to foreclosures over the past year. A defaulting homeowner’s claim arising from a $1.7 million note on a home in Clifton went ...

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High court grants Morrissey petition to reinstate law license

The Supreme Court of Virginia has granted Richmond legislator Joe Morrissey’s petition for reinstatement of his law license. In an order released today, the Supreme Court set conditions for final action: Morrissey must provide evidence he has attended 60 hours ...

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