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Trusts and Estates Practice 2016 (access required)


This special section focuses on Trusts & Estates Practice. It contains stories that hit on some of the current issues in this field, including: Elective share. A Northern Virginia firm will be trying a malpractice suit this fall relating to ...

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App Finder: Vacation Planning (access required)

  Getting ready to get out of town this summer? Wherever your travels will take you, get a start on planning your getaway with some help from these handy apps. From cheaper flights to top tourist spots to hotel picks, ...

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Suit over title to property relied on motions practice – $6,240 Settlement (access required)

This is a complex title related lawsuit in­volving several parties. The parties engaged in heavy motions practice before Fair­fax Circuit Judges Robert Smith and John Tran. The case centered on a lien pri­ority dispute involv­ing several parties over a $3.2M ...

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Bone gave way unexpectedly during back surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a 51-year-old nurse with a history of back surgery, underwent sur­gery to fuse four vertebrae (L2-L5) using a minimally invasive technique known as eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion (XLIF). A preoperative DEXA scan con­firmed good bone quality to support a ...

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Fairfax crossing guard struck by car, foot was run over – Settlement (access required)

In February 2012, plaintiff was working as a Fairfax County school crossing guard at Flint Hill Ele­mentary School in Vienna, Virgin­ia, when she was struck, knocked down and her foot run over by a vehicle driven by the defendant. Plaintiff ...

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Rear-ender by tow truck caused mild TBA, permanent problems – $800,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff’s vehicle was rear-ended by a tow truck on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. She was medically evacuated by helicopter to Norfolk General Hospital where she was diagnosed. She suffered a mild traumatic brain injury with personality changes, memory diffi­culty ...

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