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Virginia’s Largest Verdicts of 2012 (access required)

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Virginia Lawyers Weekly is pleased to present its annual compilation of “Virginia’s Largest Verdicts.” A total of 20 qualifying verdicts made the list for 2012, the same number reported in last year’s survey. For inclusion in the survey, a verdict ...

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Severe spinal injuries result of tractor-trailer rear-ender – $6,500,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 47-year-old mother of three, was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer traveling at approximately 60 miles per hour. Plaintiff was discovered by emergency medical personnel in her vehicle. She was unconscious with her legs drawn up and her arms crossed ...

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Plaintiff claims hospital fall led to brain injury – $3,500,000 Verdict (access required)

An 81-year-old total hip replacement patient fell while undergoing in-patient treatment at Riverside Hospital, fracturing her femur and hitting head. Twenty hours later, plaintiff suffered a mild cerebral stroke, which extended during orthopedic surgical repair under general anesthesia, causing permanent ...

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Family doc did not send teen to ER after stroke diagnosis – $3,500,000 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff, an 18-year-old woman, scheduled an appointment with her family doctor due to her symptoms of tingling in her right arm, a tongue that felt “asleep,” a headache and the inability to feel her right leg. During her appointment ...

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Joke of the day

So who will be the first disc jockey to play today’s Song of the Day, in honor of Notre Dame’s Manti Te’o? The song, of course, would be an oldie goldie from 1978: “Imaginary Lover” by Atlanta Rhythm Section. H/T ...

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Bill would let law profs practice law

An effort to open Virginia State Bar membership to law professors with recent practice experience is advancing again in the General Assembly. The plan would allow law professors to become active members of the bar if they have engaged in ...

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SCC lawyer settles discrimination suit

A lawyer being treated for sleep apnea has settled his disability discrimination suit against the Virginia State Corporation Commission. On Jan. 7, Richmond U.S. District Judge John A. Gibney refused to dismiss a suit filed by Jonathan Orne, who served ...

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