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Infant diagnosed with cerebral palsy, intellectual disability – Defense Verdict (access required)

This case involved a nearly full term girl born on Oct. 24, 2005. The baby was admitted to the newborn nursery. She had no root reflex and problems breast feeding on Oct. 25. She was discharged home on Oct. 26. ...

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Plaintiff suffered bowel leak following surgery – $850,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff was a 45-year-old man who had managed the symptoms of diverticulitis conservatively with antibiotics for approximately 10 years. After a severe flare-up that required hospitalization, he was referred to the defendant general surgeon for consideration of sigmoid resection. ...

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Appeals court exonerates man in assault

(AP) — The Court of Appeals of Virginia has exonerated a man who spent four years in prison for a sexual assault he didn’t commit. A three-judge panel of the court unanimously granted Johnathan Montgomery’s petition for a writ of ...

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Corrections needed, and provided

The Poynter Institute, a journalism think-tank based in Florida, has published a collection of “The best and worst media errors and corrections in 2013.” Their “Correction of the Year” was an acknowledgement by the Tampa Bay Times of a mistake ...

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Obama nominates Lauck for U.S. District Court (access required)

President Obama has nominated U.S. Magistrate Judge M. Hannah Lauck to succeed U.S. District Judge James R. Spencer when he retires in March. A former clerk for Spencer, Lauck was one of two jurists recommended for his seat by Sens. ...

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Veterans, Unemployment Benefits Exempt from Creditor (access required)

A Richmond Circuit Court dismisses a judgment creditor’s garnishment action against a debtor who has properly claimed exemptions in veteran’s benefits and unemployment benefits. The creditor cited as authority Roe & Assocs. v. White, No. CL 04S-1656, 71 Va. Cir. ...

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FELA Lung Cancer Case Stays in Norfolk (access required)

In a retired railroad engineer’s FELA suit alleging he developed lung cancer from asbestos and/or diesel exhaust exposure, a Norfolk Circuit Court rejects defendant railroads’ request to dismiss the case because Ohio or Pennsylvania courts would be a more convenient ...

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Discovery Ordered on Welder ‘Run Date’ (access required)

In this suit alleging wrongful death from injuries sustained when a gas-powered welder defendant manufactured exploded and emitted fiery gasoline, the Richmond Circuit Court denies defendant’s motion for a bill of particulars and orders defendant to provide the requested discovery ...

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