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Hypoglycemic unawareness said to cause rear-ender – $215,000 Settlement (access required)

Defendant, a diabetic, caused a rear-end collision that resulted in a serious shoulder injury to the plaintiff. Counsel for the defendant pleaded sudden medical emergency in his answer to the complaint. In the course of pre-trial discovery, plaintiff’s counsel acquired ...

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Court affirms two-year suspension (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia affirmed yesterday the two-year suspension of the license of Alexandria lawyer Dale E. Duncan despite an embarrassing oversight by the Virginia State Bar. A three-judge panel concluded that Duncan had violated Rules of Professional Conduct ...

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Gun case pulled from docket (access required)

The Virginia attorney general’s office has decided not to contest a Shenandoah County man’s right to own a firearm even though he has been convicted of a misdemeanor domestic assault. The Department of State Police had told Festus Brian Foltz ...

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Pizza Hut defense verdict upheld

A restaurant is not liable for a traffic accident involving a delivery driver’s disabled vehicle, in a case that Pizza Hut has been litigating since the mid-00s. On Jan. 4, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a defense ...

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Hassell to miss argument session (access required)

Leroy Rountree Hassell Sr. will miss his last argument session as chief justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia because of health reasons. The court issued a press release this afternoon announcing that he would not participate in the session ...

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Ad damnum, defamation cases settled while on appeal (access required)

Don’t look for rulings from the Supreme Court of Virginia in the Spear ad damnum case or the much-litigated defamation claim of a former Raytheon Technical Services Co. executive. Both have been settled under confidential terms, less than two weeks ...

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Solo suspended after use of “& Associates” in firm name (access required)

A Virginia Beach lawyer whose advertising made his solo practice look like a multi-lawyer firm has had his license suspended by a three-judge panel in Virginia Beach Circuit Court. The advertising issue was just one of the transgressions charged against ...

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