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Editorial: Not as separate, still not quite equal

Later this month the Virginia State Bar Council almost certainly will vote to give the VSB’s Diversity Conference a seat on its governing body, the Executive Committee. The DC took care of some housekeeping amendments requested at the February meeting, ...

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Plaintiff claimed distress after taking blood pressure medicine – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff alleged that Medical Associates of Southwest Virginia though its agent physician breached the standard of care when an angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitor (ACE inhibitor) was prescribed to treat her high blood pressure in February 2010. The plaintiff claimed that Ramipril, the ...

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Mandatory attorney’s fees awarded in precedent-setting VFATA case – $243,684 Verdict (access required)

On March 8, 2013, a jury ruled in favor of an architect fired by the City of Alexandria, in the first case tried under the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act’s anti-retaliation provisions, Va. Code 8.01-216.8 et seq. Plaintiff’s petition for ...

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Tractor-trailer pulled into path of oncoming motorcycle – $500,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was a 30-year-old Brunswick County deputy sheriff who was returning from a visit at his grandmother’s house to his residence on April 2, 2009, when he collided with a tractor-trailer. Plaintiff was driving a 2004 Kawasaki motorcycle. The motorcycle ...

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Patient died during recovery from hip surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

Decedent presented to the hospital for reconstructive hip arthroplasty. Subsequent to the procedure, decedent was diagnosed with a post-surgical ileus. Plaintiff alleged that defendants failed to properly manage the patient post-surgery, and that led to his aspiration and ultimately his ...

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Iaquinto appointed to general district judgeship

Virginia Beach circuit judges have appointed Del. Sal Iaquinto to a general district judgeship. The Virginian-Pilot reports Iaquinto won approval after the judges interviewed 10 applicants last week. He becomes a judge on July 1, taking the seat formerly held ...

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Dumler recall petition fails

Chris Dumler – the Scottsville lawyer and embattled Albemarle County board member – will not be removed from office under a recall petition, a judge has ruled. Albemarle County Circuit Judge Cheryl Higgins found the evidence failed to show Dumler ...

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