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Roanoke lawyer named to meningitis steering panel

Roanoke lawyer Patrick T. Fennell is among seven lawyers appointed to a plaintiffs’ steering committee for combined litigation against the bankrupt drug preparation facility blamed for a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak. The multi-district litigation in a Massachusetts federal court is ...

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Stephenson joins VLW

A veteran lawyer-journalist has joined the editorial team at Virginia Lawyers Weekly. Correy E. Stephenson is the new Associate Editor at VLW. Stephenson earned her law degree from Northeastern University law school in 2003, after receiving her undergraduate degree from ...

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Defendant Must Share Statement to Carrier (access required)

A Virginia Beach Circuit Court grants plaintiff’s motion to compel production of defendant’s recorded statement to her insurance company one day after the subject automobile accident, but declines to rule on plaintiff’s request for defendant’s surveillance video of plaintiff without ...

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Power play: County reassigns clerk’s staffers

Chesterfield County Circuit Court Clerk Judy Worthington – while pressing for additional county support and threatening to cut services for the court – was blindsided last month as the county administrator announced the transfer of seven county-funded positions. The county ...

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Patient developed serious infections following colon resection – $725,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff was taken to the emergency room after experiencing nausea, vomiting and severe abdominal pain for a week. While in the ER, the plaintiff underwent a CT of the abdomen and pelvis. Results showed a markedly distended colon at ...

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Plaintiff prevails in first case brought under amended VFATA – $208,100 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff is a licensed architect with 35 years of experience in construction management and architecture. He was hired in January 2008 by the City of Alexandria to be the senior project manager for the new Alexandria police facility. The “APF” ...

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Court affirms ex-lawyer’s obstruction of justice conviction

A former Virginia lawyer sentenced to nearly four years in prison for submitting phony documents in his federal fraud case has lost his appeal. Facing charges that he used an elderly client’s credit card for his own purposes, Bradley D. ...

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