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Monthly Archives: March 2013

Doctor defamation on court docket (access required)

Emotions ran high in a Roanoke operating room in November 2009, as a trauma team fought to save the life of a man who had been hit by a tractor-trailer while walking. The trauma surgeon clashed with the anesthesiologist and ...

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Claimant not serious about job search

The Workers’ Compensation Commission got tough on a job-seeker this week, cutting off benefits for a route salesman it said had not looked hard enough for work. Delivery driver Dennis Nail was partially disabled due to injuries to his head, ...

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Judge vacates capital murder conviction

A Polaroid photograph that sat unnoticed for nearly 18 years in a Newport News police file may free a man serving a life sentence for murder. U.S. District Judge James R. Spencer vacated the capital murder conviction of David W. ...

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Lender Gets Constructive Trust on Wife’s Interest (access required)

Although a lender that refinanced a mortgage on property owned by husband and wife as tenants by entirety neglected to get wife’s signature on the refinance loan, the Hanover County Circuit Court imposes a constructive trust on wife’s interest in ...

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Second Carrier Covers Later Disability Benefits (access required)

In this coverage dispute between two workers’ compensation carriers, the Court of Appeals holds that the carrier that was liable for claimant’s most recent compensable condition was responsible for payment of claimant’s ongoing temporary total disability benefits. On all dates ...

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