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Complications followed breast reconstruction surgery, plaintiff claimed – Defense Verdict (access required)

In 2006, the plaintiff, a 40-year-old female with a family history of breast cancer, was diagnosed positive for carrying the BRCA-II breast cancer gene. She elected to have prophylactic bilateral mastectomies and two-stage breast reconstruction with implants. She also desired ...

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Owner of Va. investment firm gets 12 years

ALEXANDRIA (AP) — The owner of a northern Virginia financial firm has been sentenced to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to a wire fraud that prosecutors say cheated investors out of more than $35 million. Forty-four-year-old William Dean ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On Nov. 18, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked the law license of Sara E. Chase of Henrico. In consenting to the revocation, Chase acknowledged that disciplinary charges against her are true and that she could not successfully defend ...

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Neighbors Say Rail Line Is ‘Public Nuisance’ (access required)

In plaintiff property owners’ suit alleging defendant railroad’s operation of a rail line is a “public nuisance” and asserting a claim for just compensation, the Roanoke City Circuit Court overrules defendant’s demurrers which are accompanied by materials that assert additional ...

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Mars co-owner pleads guilty in fatal Va. crash

LEESBURG (AP) — An owner of candy company Mars pleaded guilty Thursday to reckless driving but will not serve jail time for causing a crash that killed an 86-year-old woman. Jacqueline Badger Mars, 74, one of the world’s richest women, ...

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AG recount set for Dec. 17-18

(AP)  Democrat Mark Herring’s 165-vote win over Republican Mark Obenshain in the close race for attorney general is headed to a recount Dec. 17 and 18, with Fairfax County getting a one-day head start. Richmond Circuit Judge Beverly W. Snukals ...

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2013: The Year in Review – Courts tackle topics in range of practice areas (access required)

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This year’s survey of cases that caught readers’ attention samples a number of different practice areas, as demonstrated by online hits that highlighted these decisions: DECISION DEFERRED The year began with a new marker along the post-Hernandez path describing judicial ...

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Wish you were here

Picture a suitcase covered with travel stickers from exotic, must-see locations. Hawaii…England…Germany…Indonesia…Taiwan… India…Richmond… Wait a minute. Richmond? As in Virginia? Indeed. Frommer’s, the travel company, has just announced its list of the 14 hottest travel destinations in the world for ...

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Plaintiff questioned necessity of biopsy – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, an attorney, saw her primary care provider after experiencing flu-like symptoms. A chest CT scan showed worrisome mediastinal lymphadenopathy. Plaintiff went to two pulmonologists, who could not tell her the cause of her lymphadenopathy, although both felt that it ...

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