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Extent of shoulder injuries was issue in rear-ender suit – $25,000 Verdict (access required)

This was a rear-end collision that resulted in minimal damage to both vehicles. The defendant stipulated to liability. The defendant was un­able to appear at trial because of age-related health problems and testified by deposition that she was travel­ing about ...

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Doctor tied off wrong vein during pancreas operation – Settlement (access required)

The decedent was inci­dentally diagnosed with a suspected cancerous mass in his pancreas in Septem­ber 2012. The cancer was totally confined within the head of the pancreas, without metastases. The decedent submitted to a pancreaticoduodenec­tomy (also known as a Whipple ...

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Lelia Baum Hopper (access required)

Virginia court official Lelia Baum Hopper of Richmond passed away on April 28. Ms. Hopper served as the director of the Court Improvement Project at the Office of the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court of Virginia from the in­ception ...

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App Finder: Best Personal Assistant Apps (access required)

Trying to stay organized but always losing track of your planner? Maybe it’s time to go digital. Here are some handy apps that can help you manage your appointments, tackle your to-do list, make the most of your free time ...

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Eddie R. Vaughn Jr. (access required)

Former Hanover County Common­wealth’s Attorney Eddie R. Vaughn Jr. died April 21. He was 67. After graduating from the Universi­ty of Richmond law school, Mr. Vaughn served as assistant commonwealth’s attorney in Richmond from 1976-1980 and as the commonwealth’s attorney ...

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Roanoke Bar honors two

The Roanoke Bar Association recognized two attorneys at the organization’s annual Law Day Celebration May 2. S. D. Roberts Moore was presented with the 2016 Frank W. “Bo” Rogers Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award. This award was established to recognize an ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On April 25, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked the license to practice law of G. Walter Bressler of Bristol based on his affidavit consenting to the revocation. In consenting to the revocation, Bressler acknowledged that the charges against ...

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