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Richard S. Mendelson (access required)

Longtime Alexandria lawyer Richard S. Mendelson died May 16 of pancreatic cancer. He was 71. A native of Alexandria, he graduated from the University of Virginia in 1966 and the U.Va. law school in 1969. After six years in private ...

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Ex-offender a Yale Law grad 10 years after release (access required)

Betts FEA

By Vinny Vella Hartford Courant NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) Reg­inald Dwayne Betts refuses to let his time in prison define his life. But he admits that he can’t escape it. Even with an Ivy League education. Days before he received ...

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Lawyer takes issue with VW reporting (access required)

Dear Editor: I am disappointed in your paper’s coverage of the Volkswagen “Dirty Diesel” litigation (online “News in Brief ” item, posted May 19). This is the largest automotive fraud in history committed by a com­pany with its headquarters in ...

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Patient fall case settled for $1.5M – $1,500,000 Settlement (access required)

Medical malpractice case of alleged patient fall. [16-T-067]   Type of action: Medical Malpractice Court: Newport News Tried before: N/A Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $1,500,000.00 Attorneys for plaintiff: Avery T. Waterman Jr., Newport News

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Defendant hit middle car, which crashed into plaintiff’s vehicle – $200,000 Settlement (access required)

On May 4, 2013, the plain­tiff was driving his 2009 Ford F-150 southbound on US Route 1 (aka Washington Highway), and was stopped at the intersection with Kos­mo Village Drive waiting for oncoming traffic to clear so he could turn ...

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Motorcyclist settles for all available coverage on car – $1,350,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff was rid­ing a motorcycle, and the defendant was driv­ing a car, as they both entered the same inter­section. The defendant struck the motorcyclist, causing him to suffer extensive injuries. The defendant was a young adult with no assets. ...

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