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VSU student president says hazing plea was coerced

(AP) The president of Virginia State University’s student government association is asking a judge to set aside his hazing conviction, arguing that he only pleaded guilty because the prosecutor said he wouldn’t graduate if he refused. Brandon Randleman, 22, and ...

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Prostate cancer treatment had painful side effects – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, age 69 at the time of trial, was diagnosed with prostate cancer in December 2007. He consulted with his urologist and then the defendant radiation oncologist about his treatment options. On May 1, 2008, plaintiff underwent prostate brachytherapy with ...

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College basketball player rendered paraplegic after nightclub shooting – $799,500 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff, who had recently completed his eligibility as a starting forward on his college basketball team, was rendered a paraplegic after being shot multiple times by an assailant and his cohorts. The shooting occurred in the street in front ...

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Plaintiff was thrown from balcony – $2,100,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was severely injured when the defendant intentionally picked him up and threw him over a second-story balcony railing at a hotel. Plaintiff incurred medical expenses of $52,000 and suffered permanent facial injuries. [13-T-063] Type of action: Personal injury Injuries ...

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Dentist cut patient’s lip during crown removal – Defense Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff’s lip was cut during the removal of a temporary crown. Plaintiff alleged that the defendant used a dangerous dental tool and excessive force while attempting to remove the temporary crown, instead of using safer alternatives. Plaintiff alleged that ...

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AG backs school chief who stonewalled police

A school superintendent who refused to release a student’s school records to police investigating a threat of school violence was within her rights under federal law, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has ruled. In an official opinion, Cuccinelli said the Family ...

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Legislators rebut points on judicial selection

A week after airing differences over the way Virginia picks its judges, two legislators are back with their rebuttal arguments in Sunday’s Roanoke Times. Dels. Ben Cline, R-Lexington, and Creigh Deeds, D-Hot Springs, clash over whether a bi-partisan commission should ...

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