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Family sues U.Va. over VQR editor’s suicide (access required)

CHARLOTTESVILLE — The University of Virginia is being sued by the family of a literary journal managing editor who committed suicide in 2010. The $10 million lawsuit claims 52-year-old Kevin Morrissey’s death stemmed from a hostile work environment created by ...

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Judge Olds receives award from National Bar Association (access required)

Chesapeake Juvenile & Domestic Relations Judge Eileen A. Olds has been awarded the 2012 Raymond Pace Alexander Award by the National Bar Association. Alexander was a founding member of the NBA and was a nationally prominent lawyer, judge and advocate ...

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VSB Disciplinary Action (access required)

On July 17, 2012, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended the law license of Heajin Jung of Fairfax for 14 days with terms for violating rules that govern competence, communication, conflict of interest: prohibited transaction, safekeeping property, and communication ...

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Nicole Marie Montalto (access required)

Nicole Marie Montalto died July 19 after a lengthy illness.  She was 46. Born in Norfolk, Virginia, Ms. Montalto was a graduate of George Washington University and received her law degree from Catholic University in 1992. Her professional career was ...

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Police Lineups: What’s wrong with this picture? (access required)

Picture this. A police officer investigating a street-side stick-up has a couple of eyewitnesses, the robbery victim and a buddy. Several weeks later, the investigating officer brings the two witnesses in for a photo line-up. Taking one witness at a ...

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Woman chose colon stent, suffered bowel perforation – Defense verdict (access required)

Plaintiff originally came to see the defendant gastroenterologist for a GI consult on March 17, 2009. Her complaint at the time was frequent diarrhea, although she had recently finished taking an antibiotic (Augmentin) for a sinus infection in December 2008. ...

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Doctor lacked experience in performing spinal procedure – $1,700,000 Settlement (access required)

This was a personal injury action premised on surgical malpractice. The plaintiff alleged that the defendant neurosurgeon improperly performed back surgery resulting in blunt trauma to the spinal cord and paralysis from the waist down. The defendant had recently trained ...

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