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Plaintiff claims surgeon should have used different instrument – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was 54 years old when he first presented to defendant otolaryngologist in November 2003 for symptoms of occasional difficulty swallowing and choking and complaints of spitting out undigested food due to a Zenker’s diverticulum (“ZD”). Defendant repaired the diverticulum ...

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Drunken drivers struck equipment, killing crewman – $5,000,000 Verdict (access required)

Two intoxicated drivers entered a work zone and struck a blade implement hanging off the rear of a construction tractor. The impact turned the tractor and pinned the decedent, a road crewman, between the blade and a dump truck. Defendants ...

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Auto accident complicated recovery from recent surgery – $35,000 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff had undergone a massive panniculectomy and tummy tuck on Nov. 27, 2009. On Dec. 25, 2009, she was involved in a motor vehicle collision where the defendant backed into her and fled the scene. There was minimal property ...

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Second request yields writ in Disthene case

The controlling shareholders in a closely held family corporation have won the chance to ask the Supreme Court of Virginia to block a court-ordered breakup of the company. The granting of an appeal in the case involving The Disthene Group ...

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Huguely appeal limited to two issues

An indisposed lawyer and a questionable juror are the bases of the two issues that may be considered by the Court of Appeals of Virginia in the case of George Huguely V, the former University of Virginia lacrosse player convicted ...

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Legislators at odds over judicial selection process

Two General Assembly members highlighted differences over Virginia’s method of selecting judges on a newspaper op-ed page Sunday. Sen. Creigh Deeds, D-Hot Springs, and Del. Ben Cline, R-Lexington, disagreed on whether the current method – election by the Assembly – ...

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Virginia Tech families allowed appeal in shootings case

The Supreme Court of Virginia now says it will consider appeals from both sides of the Virginia Tech wrongful death trial. The court has agreed to hear an argument from the families of two victims of the 2007 shootings that ...

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