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Ejected wreck victim settles with windshield installer (access required)

A man who was struck in the rear and ejected from his Chevy Blazer on I-664 in Tidewater has settled a products liability claim for $700,000 against his windshield installer. The man sustained severe, long-term injuries including significant back and ...

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Hassell, Anderson ask for 10 pro bono hours (access required)

The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia and the President of the Virginia State Bar are asking each lawyer in Virginia to donate 10 hours of time to aid the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Chief Justice Leroy Rountree ...

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?Reliving the nightmare' (access required)

The lawyers from the small town of Franklin in southeastern Virginia must have shuddered when they saw the images on TV from New Orleans. They know what it’s like to feel helpless as the flood waters rise. Back in September ...

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VBA to provide help after Katrina (access required)

The Virginia Bar Association is creating a relief fund to help lawyers in the Gulf Coast area help their clients after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina last week. The fund will be similar to previous VBA projects undertaken during past ...

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Judge Michael dies at 86 (access required)

Senior U.S. District Judge James Harry Michael Jr., who had a long career of distinguished public service as a state senator and federal judge, died Aug. 29. He was 86. A native of Charlottesville, Judge Michael was nominated to the ...

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$3.4 million awarded in wrongful death of dentist (access required)

The family of a 43-year-old dentist who died after taking an experimental medicine for emotional difficulties has been awarded $3.4 million by a Fairfax Circuit Court jury. The plaintiff alleged that the defendant, Cynthia Goldstein Cohen, M.D., misdiagnosed the plaintiff’s ...

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Lynchburg lawyer is crowned ?Mrs. International' (access required)

Lynchburg lawyer Virginia Trost-Thornton found a unique way to perform some community service this year. She entered and won the Mrs. International Pageant, a 20-year-old competition for married women ages 21 through 56 from any part of the world. Trost-Thornton, ...

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Virginia lawyers win ABA awards for juvenile work (access required)

Two Virginia lawyers were honored at this month’s American Bar Association meeting in Chicago with awards recognizing their work for juvenile justice. Charlottesville attorney Andrew K. Block Jr. received the Young Lawyers Division of the ABA’s Child Advocacy Award for ...

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Celebrating John Marshall's 250th Anniversary (access required)

“If American law were to be represented by a single figure, skeptic and worshipper alike would agree without dispute that the figure could be one alone, and that one, John Marshall.” —Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. “Ain’t it nifty, look ...

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