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Monthly Archives: January 2012

Pre-existing Conditions Negate Presumption (access required)

A delivery truck driver’s pre-existing conditions negate application of a presumption that his heart attack was work-related, the Court of Appeals says; the commission’s denial of dependent benefits is affirmed. Employee worked as mail delivery truck driver for a county ...

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Fee hike could halt staff cuts (access required)

Legal aid advocates will ask the Virginia General Assembly next month to approve a temporary $4 filing fee increase for civil actions to make up for some of the cuts in federal grants that support legal aid offices around the ...

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Drug court referrals up, rearrests down (access required)

Two Virginia drug treatment court programs have closed their doors, one because of a shortage of money and the other after expiration of federal funds.  A third court has scaled back, due to “reorganization and staff turnover,” according to a ...

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Diabetic developed frostbite from using cryotherapy device – $675,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff was a 66-year-old retired Fairfax County police officer. He was a diabetic. The treatment involved in the case was fusion surgery to address arthritic degeneration of the ankle joint. The fusion procedure included the placement of hardware in ...

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Jury finds for defense on maritime injuries claim – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff sued under maritime law for injuries to his back, knee and shoulder allegedly sustained while working as a commercial fisherman for the defendant. Plaintiff claimed that defendant failed to provide a proper ladder to use, failed to train the ...

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