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Virginia Law Foundation seeks Fellows nominations (access required)

The Virginia Law Foundation is seeking nominations for the Fellows Class of 2013. Established in 1974, the VLF is the non-profit vehicle for Virginia lawyers seeking to improve the administration of justice and promote the rule of law throughout Virginia. ...

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Kaplan takes new role at W&M law school (access required)

Rob Kaplan served 26 years as the dean of career services at the William & Mary law school, hoping numerous law students make the transition from the academy to the working world. Earlier this month, Kaplan took on a different ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On May 16, a Virginia State Bar Sixth District Subcommittee issued a public reprimand with terms to Clay B. Blanton of Quinton for violating professional rules that govern diligence and communication. This discipline was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges ...

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Laceration of artery during surgery led to amputation – $1,500,000 Settlement (access required)

This case involved the inadvertent laceration of the popliteal artery during knee surgery that eventually required amputation of the patient’s leg. The plaintiff was a 52-year-old woman who underwent revision of a right total knee replacement on Sept. 13, 2010. ...

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Plaintiff’s seasonal employment at issue in p.i. case – $462,500 Settlement (access required)

This was a clear liability auto accident involving a school bus operated by the defendant. The bus ran a stop sign, striking the right side of the plaintiff’s car. She sustained multiple bruises, contusions, orbital fracture, facial soft tissue swelling ...

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Couple wins defamation suit against WAVY – $1,200,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiffs Jack and Annabelle Walsh, a married couple, brought a defamation action against WAVY Broadcasting LLC and its parent company, LIN Television Corp.; the defendants operate television channel WAVY-10 and a television program called “10 On Your Side.” Plaintiffs are ...

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Motorcyclist killed when driver pulled out from stop sign – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

Gregory Ferguson, 50, was killed as he was riding his Harley-Davidson Sportster motorcycle only a few blocks from home. The defendant, 84 years old, pulled up at an intersecting street, stopped at the stop sign and then pulled into the ...

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