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Woman felt fine after wreck, CAT scan revealed brain injury – $1,675,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, in her early 40s, was operating a vehicle on a marked two-lane road when the defendant driver made a left turn in front of her vehicle. Plaintiff was unable to avoid the collision. Plaintiff felt relatively fine at the ...

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Driver hit couple’s car head-on, fled scene on foot – $225,000 Settlement (access required)

This case involved a hit-and-run accident. The plaintiff and her husband were headed out to go hunting early in the morning. On the way out of their hometown, the defendant, likely drunk, ran into them head-on. The defendant fled the ...

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Courts committee has questions on Rules of Evidence

Some lawyer members of a House subcommittee studying proposed Rules of Evidence fear the proposed legislation would change the balance of power between the legislature and the Supreme Court. What happens to the body of common law the Rules codify, ...

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Stillman to retire this fall

Federal Magistrate Judge F. Bradford Stillman of Norfolk will retire in September, he says. Stillman, 65, tells The Virginian-Pilot he plans to enjoy his family and his expected first grandchild. Stillman’s legal career was not so placid. As lead attorney ...

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Nurse practitioner bill is before legislature (access required)

A plan to make nurse practitioners part of collaborative health care teams leads the list of health care legislation at the 2012 Virginia General Assembly. The nurse practitioner plan, a compromise forged over a year of dialog among doctors and ...

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Good Guy: Judge Denny Dohnal

The Federal Bar Association threw a party last night, ostensibly honoring all the federal judges who work in Richmond. But it turned out to be a final farewell to U.S. Magistrate Judge Dennis W. Dohnal, who is retiring from the ...

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