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Judge: Vet must appeal again for license plate (access required)

CHESAPEAKE (AP)  A Chesapeake judge says an Iraq war veteran must start anew to get personalized license plates that include a term deemed offensive by some Arab-Americans. Sean Bujno’s plate reads: “ICUHAJI,” which can be read to state: “I See ...

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Michael A. Groot (access required)

Buena Vista lawyer Michael A. Groot died Dec. 19, 2012. He was 46. A graduate of the College of William & Mary, he attended the Washington & Lee University law school, where his late father, Roger D. Groot, was a ...

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A foot in the door: Getting a first client meeting (access required)

Struggling to get meetings with prospective clients? Larry Bodine, a legal marketing expert and editor-in-chief of Lawyers.com, said the first thing to do is to throw away some common ideas of marketing. He rejected several traditional methods lawyers use to ...

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Two tapped for American College of Trial Lawyers (access required)

Two Virginia lawyers – Anthony P. Giorno of Roanoke and Terrence L. Graves of Richmond – have been inducted as Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers. The college was founded in 1950 and is an invitation-only professional association ...

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Treatment of colon impaction led to perforation, plaintiff claims – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a female in her mid-fifties with a family history of cancer, was referred for colon cancer screening/ colonoscopy in July 2003. The procedure was terminated for fear of perforation. Barium enema was then recommended and performed the following day ...

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Defendant claimed pedestrian was drunk, not in crosswalk – $190,000 Verdict (access required)

This case stemmed from a motor vehicle versus pedestrian collision. Plaintiff and eyewitnesses placed the plaintiff in a marked crosswalk with a “walk” signal at the time of the collision. Defendant testified that the plaintiff ran out in front of ...

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Child who suffered burns has guaranteed payout of $3.5M – $3,000,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff, age 7, was playing in his family’s yard in Chesapeake in March 2010 when he came in contact with a communications cable that had been left on plaintiff’s property by the defendant. The plaintiff touched the cable in ...

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Man with history of DVT not sent to hospital – $1,600,000 Settlement (access required)

In June 2011, a 47-year-old married father of two went to his primary care physician complaining of frequent episodes of shortness of breath. The PCP ordered testing and concluded that his symptoms were “asthmatic in quality.” Two days later, plaintiff ...

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