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ALPS condition upgraded to ‘Stable’ (access required)

Legal malpractice insurer ALPS says it has overcome the ailments that last year led a rating agency to drop its company outlook from “Stable” to “Negative.” The outlook for ALPS has returned to “Stable,” according to the A.M. Best Co. ...

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Female lifeguard prevails in federal retaliation suit – $17,500 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a 25-year-old female, had been a supervisor with the Virginia Beach Lifesaving Service since 2005. She sued for gender discrimination due to lack of promotion, and then for retaliation after being fired within weeks of the VBLS learning she ...

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Loss of oxygen during orthopedic surgery led to brain injury, death – Confidential Settlement (access required)

A 58-year-old male with a medical history of cervical fusion and rheumatoid arthritis suffered a dislocation of a left hip prosthesis after a fall. After presenting to the emergency room, he was evaluated prior to the orthopedic surgery required to ...

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Ureter damaged during hysterectomy – $300,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, age 39, went to see the defendant gynecologist with complaints of abdominal pain and distention. A CT scan confirmed a large fibroid uterus and a total abdominal hysterectomy was planned. The procedure was performed without apparent complication and the ...

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Prosecutor was ‘incompetent,’ court rules (access required)

A prosecutor who could be considered “incompetent” under Virginia legal ethics rules in his ill-fated pursuit of a drug conviction was nevertheless not shown to have knowingly filed meritless charges, the Supreme Court has ruled. Thursday’s decision by the high ...

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