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VSB Disciplinary Action (access required)

On March 29, the Virginia State Bar Third District Committee, Section II, issued a public reprimand to Melvin L. Todd Jr. of Richmond for failing to com­ply with one term of a March 31, 2015, private reprimand with terms that ...

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Defense: Delay in surgery meant it was unnecessary – $103,500 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, 59, passenger and her husband were on way home from church on a Sun­day afternoon with intentions to run through Target on their way for lunch at Arby’s when they were rear-ended. Defen­dant was driving a large Hummer; plaintiff ...

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Impact of steroid injections to toe joint was issue in case – Defense Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff pre­sented to the defen­dant podiatrist in July of 2009 with a traumatic injury to her right big toe joint after kicking a door jamb while running barefoot through her house. She had previ­ously been a patient of the ...

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Woman’s family claimed failure to diagnose infections – Defense Verdict (access required)

Janet Roberts, a 70-year-old wife and mother of four, developed a sacral decubitus ulcer at home, which required a hospital ad­mission and antibiotics for a positive wound culture. She was discharged to the defendant nursing home on April 26, 2011, ...

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Counsel could say plaintiff was priest, but wearing habit and rosary nixed – $585,000 Verdict (access required)

Liability was admit­ted in this 2012 auto­mobile accident case. Plaintiff was 29 years old and studying to be a priest. Plaintiff was able to complete his studies on time to become a Catholic priest. His last treat­ment was in early ...

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VLW presents 2016 ‘Largest Law Firms’ survey (access required)


Virginia Lawyers Weekly presents its annual sur­vey of “Virginia’s Largest Law Firms.” The survey appears in a magazine inserted in this week’s edition. Compiled annually since 1989, the survey gives a snapshot of the com­monwealth’s biggest firms. We identify the ...

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