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Roanoke Bar Cites Pro Bono (access required)

ROANOKE—At its annual Law Day ceremony May 1, the Roanoke Bar Association recognized area attorneys who had devoted more than 40 hours to pro bono service in 2002. Susan C. Proctor, managing attorney of the Roanoke office of Blue Ridge ...

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Morgan To Take Senior Status Next February (access required)

U.S. District Judge Henry Coke Morgan Jr., an 11-year veteran of the federal bench in Norfolk, has announced that he will take senior status next February. President George H.W. Bush nominated Morgan, 68, in 1991. The U.S. Senate confirmed the ...

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Conrad Is Tapped For Seat In W.D. (access required)

President Bush has nominated U.S. Magistrate Judge Glen R. Conrad of Roanoke to fill a vacant seat on the U.S. District Court in the Western District. Conrad has served as a federal magistrate judge since 1976. If the U.S. Senate ...

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ERISA Plan Ordered To Pay Lawyer Benefits (access required)

After an ERISA plan denied the claim of a disabled lawyer, an Alexandria federal judge ordered the plan to pay benefits. The lawyer sought benefits after depression, diabetes and a debilitating knee injury left him unable to work. Instead, the ...

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Punitives Are Struck In Hit-And-Run Accident (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia has reversed a punitive damages award to a couple injured by a hit-and-run driver. By a 5-2 majority, the court found that the John Doe driver was not “egregious” enough to warrant the $175,000 punitives ...

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Home Builder Can't Sue Stucco Manufacturer (access required)

A home builder cannot maintain a suit to recover damages against the manufacturer of defective synthetic stucco installed in a Fairfax County home, the Supreme Court of Virginia has ruled. The builder had sued the manufacturer after settling with the ...

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Failure To Diagnose Myelitis Results In Record Award (access required)

In what is apparently the largest medical-malpractice verdict in state history, a Fredericksburg jury has awarded $6.5 million to a lawyer whose severely swollen spinal cord went undiagnosed by his doctor. Over a three-month period in 2000, the plaintiff’s condition ...

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Arbitration Overturned For Not Hearing Evidence (access required)

Where an arbitrator refused to hear a restaurant’s evidence in a contract case, a Hanover County circuit judge has vacated the arbitrator’s award and ordered a new arbitrator to hear the claim. The plaintiff restaurant sought to vacate the award ...

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Record Med-Mal Award Given In Fredericksburg (access required)

In what is apparently the largest medical-malpractice verdict in state history, a Fredericksburg jury has awarded $6.5 million to a lawyer whose severely swollen spinal cord went undiagnosed by his doctor. Over a three-month period in 2000, the plaintiff’s condition ...

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Failure To Diagone Myelitis Results In Record Award (access required)

In what is apparently the largest medical-malpractice verdict in state history, a Fredericksburg jury has awarded $6.5 million to a lawyer whose severely swollen spinal cord went undiagnosed by his doctor. Over a three-month period in 2000, the plaintiff’s condition ...

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