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Twelve for ’12: A look at the stories we’ll be watching in the coming year (access required)

For our annual Trends issue this year, we have identified a dozen different issues or points of departure that we’ll be watching in the coming year. Twelve for ’12, we call it. Here’s the list: STRESS ON THE COURTS Read ...

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Man posed as clinical psychologist in child sex abuse case – $15,400,000 Verdict (access required)

The sexual abuse victim was 13 to 14 years old at the time of the sexual abuse against him by his 47-year-old “counselor,” James W. Davis, who was posing as a clinical psychologist. On two occasions during the course of ...

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Nursing home negligence alleged in patient fall – $200,000 Settlement (access required)

In August 2010, a Southwest Virginia resident was sent to a local skilled-care nursing facility after a knee replacement to receive physical therapy. Upon admission and assessment, nursing staff determined she required a two-person assist on all transfers, and a ...

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Jury finds for co-defendant in legal malpractice case – Defense Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff alleged that her attorneys breached the standard of care in handling her divorce and equitable distribution matter. Because of this alleged breach, she claimed she agreed to enter into a property settlement agreement that provided less than she ...

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Woman ejected from wheelchair on airport boarding ramp – $315,000 Settlement (access required)

The 56-year-old plaintiff was being pushed down the boarding ramp in a wheelchair at a major Virginia airport. Instead of transporting the victim down the ramp by facing the wheelchair towards the airport terminal, the airline employee admitted he was ...

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Nurse failed to recognize fetal distress, infant delivered stillborn – $845,000 Settlement (access required)

Following a completely healthy and full-term pregnancy without any maternal or fetal complications, plaintiff, age 29, was admitted into the hospital in labor. This was her first pregnancy and she and her husband were very excited. A baby shower had ...

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