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White professor sues ODU, claims racial discrimination (access required)

NORFOLK — Old Dominion University is being sued by a professor who claims she was denied tenure because she is white. Patricia Hentosh also claims she was told to leave the university at the end of 2012-2013 academic year. Hentosh ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On April 20, a Virginia State Bar Second District — Section I Subcommittee issued a public reprimand to Tinya L. Banks of Norfolk for violating professional rules that govern diligence and communication. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges. ...

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Judge candidate draws fire for gay rights stance

A pro-family advocacy group has targeted a Richmond prosecutor up for a general district court judgeship in General Assembly judicial elections today. Deputy Richmond commonwealth’s attorney Tracy Thorne-Begland has a “long history of political activism,” claims The Family Foundation in ...

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Ruptured artery led to amputation of woman’s leg – Defense Verdict (access required)

This case arose after the plaintiff fell while walking down a sidewalk. EMS was called and plaintiff was taken to the hospital. Both the EMS provider and the treating emergency physician noted a normal neurovascular exam and bilateral pulses in ...

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Foot injury limited plaintiff’s employment opportunities – $300,000 Settlement (access required)

This case arose out of a motor vehicle accident which occurred on July 9, 2010, on Route 33 in Louisa County. The intersection was controlled by a stop sign which the defendant ran, thereby causing the collision. Liability was admitted. ...

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Packing on the pounds

Pounds added up in a good way in the 2012 Legal Food Frenzy competition, which concluded with yesterday’s announcement by Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli of this year’s winners of the annual contest. The latest Food Frenzy raised 1.4 million pounds ...

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No expert fees when a nonsuit is taken at trial (access required)

When a plaintiff takes a nonsuit during trial, the defendant is not entitled to fees and costs for its expert witnesses, according to a Richmond Circuit judge. The nonsuit statute, Virginia Code § 8.01-380(C), permits the assessment of expert witness ...

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