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Woman died from injuries sustained in car crash – $1,800,000 Settlement (access required)

This case arose out of an automobile accident which occurred on June 17, 2010 at the intersection of Wilmer Avenue and Chamberlayne Avenue in Henrico County. The intersection was controlled by a traffic light, and two independent witnesses were prepared ...

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Crash triggered post-traumatic headaches – $150,000 Settlement (access required)

The case stemmed from a motor vehicle accident that occurred in Loudoun County. The defendant sideswiped the plaintiff’s vehicle. At the scene, the plaintiff felt a little disoriented but did not seek immediate medical treatment. She later sought treatment after ...

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294 pass February 2012 Bar Exam

The Virginia Board of Bar Examiners has released the names of the 294 applicants who passed the February 2012  exam. The list includes a section for exam-takers who passed but are not being licensed at this time due to outstanding ...

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High court takes new Bowman case, ‘blue pencil’ case gone (access required)

Employment lawyers may be looking for a new wrinkle in Virginia wrongful discharge law, but their hopes the high court would wield a “blue pencil” have been dashed. A nurse who said her complaints about a surgeon’s persistent groping got ...

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JMU settles lawsuit over basketball coach hire

James Madison University has settled the lawsuit that accused the school of raiding basketball recruits from a New York college after JMU hired that school’s coach. JMU will pay $100,000 to Marist College under terms of the settlement, reports the ...

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‘Cockfighting’ Statute Constitutional, Court Says (access required)

A federal statute that allows participation in “gamefowl derbies,” or “cockfighting” is not an unconstitutional extension of congressional power under the Commerce Clause, and the 4th Circuit upholds defendants’ convictions under the statute 7 U.S.C. § 2156. Defendant argues that ...

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