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Monthly Archives: August 2012

McDonnell names judges

Gov. Bob McDonnell has filled two vacant circuit court judgeships with candidates having experience in prosecutor’s offices. Halifax County Commonwealth’s Attorney Kimberley Slayton White was named to the 10th Circuit bench, while Tazewell County General District Judge Jack S. “Chip” ...

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Law firm tech experts can do the hand-holding (access required)

A client may tremble with fear or fume with annoyance when asked to produce electronic data. It’s up to the legal support team to talk the client down from the ledge. Planning is key, whether a law firm is using ...

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Crash survivor left with 58 percent whole-person impairment – $5,000,000 Settlement (access required)

The defendant driver was operating a construction company truck on a narrow, unmarked road in Gloucester, when he veered left of center and struck the plaintiff head-on. Plaintiff, a 41-year-old married and unemployed woman, had her car’s engine thrown into ...

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Father entitled to pay child support with equity in marital home – $25,200 Verdict (access required)

In this case, the parties entered into a written agreement in 2007 that the father would deed to the mother the former marital home in exchange for $300 per month credit towards his child support obligation for seven years, for ...

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GMU student struck while crossing campus parking lot – $87,500 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was walking to class at George Mason University and was hit by the defendant’s vehicle as she crossed a driving lane in the school parking lot. Plaintiff alleged that the defendant was negligent for failing to yield the right ...

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Sister wins $1.4M in suit against brother over mom’s estate – $1,422,523 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff filed suit naming three defendants: 1) plaintiff’s brother in his capacity as the administrator of their mother’s estate, 2) plaintiff’s brother individually, and 3) plaintiff’s sister-in-law. The case involved the defendant brother/son obtaining funds from his parents’ trusts in ...

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Woman out of work after grocery store slip & fall – $172,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff sustained fractures to her right arm and right leg when she tripped over the bottom of a metal plastic wrap dispenser in the defendant grocery store. Plaintiff underwent surgical repair of her injuries, and spent more than six months ...

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Plaintiff recovers damages, despite evidence of pre-existing condition – $220,000 Verdict (access required)

This case stemmed from an automobile accident where liability was admitted. The parties entered into a $250,000-$50,000 high/low agreement. All of the doctors involved in the case agreed that the plaintiff had significant pre-existing degenerative disc disease prior to the ...

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Petersburg historic records put online (access required)

PETERSBURG (AP) Nearly a quarter of a million historic court documents from Petersburg detailing early struggles in the rail and mining industries and with free African Americans are now available online. The Library of Virginia recently completed Petersburg’s chancery records ...

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