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Slip-and-fall scores $1.3M in Richmond (access required)

A Richmond slip-and-fall plaintiff last month scored a $1.3 million verdict in a case alleging failure to clear snow and ice from a business parking lot. According to plaintiff’s lawyer David Epperly, it may be the second highest slip-and-fall verdict ...

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Settlement is in the air

Maybe it’s the siren call of the golf course as spring takes hold. A bunch of lawsuits were settled this week. -Nighthawk Radiology, which provides x-ray reads by internet for hospitals without round-the-clock radiologists, will pay $500,000 to settle a ...

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New OxyContin is abuse-hardened

The Roanoke Times says Purdue Pharma, the folks that paid over $630-million in criminal penalties for over-hyping the easily-abused pain pills called OxyContin, now says it has a new version of that time-release medicine that is harder to misuse. Apparently, ...

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Judiciary committee still embroiled

Even though the U.S. Senate judiciary committee is moving ahead with confirmation hearings, including that of Virginia Supreme Court Justice G. Steven Agee yesterday, Republicans reportedly continue to grumble about the pace of judicial confirmations. The Baltimore Sun’s James Oliphant ...

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Lawyers for constitutional officers

Who pays the defense lawyer’s bill when one of Virginia’s elected constitutional officers gets sued? Sometimes, of course, it’s the taxpayers. Constitutional officers seem to be getting sued a lot recently. There is former Sheriff George McMillan in Roanoke (represented ...

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