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Norfolk firm wins food drive competition

Norfolk law firm Vandeventer Black LLC raised over $12,000 and 65,000 pounds of food to capture the top spot in the 11th annual Legal Food Frenzy competition. The event raises food and money to support needy families and individuals in ...

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Carter, Janoschka honored by Roanoke Bar

Roanoke attorney Claude D. Carter was chosen to receive the 2017 Frank W. “Bo” Rogers Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award from the Roanoke Bar Association. Carter has practiced in Roanoke since 1959 and served as managing partner of the firm Martin, ...

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Harvey is new president of Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association

James R. Harvey became the new president of the Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association at the group’s recent annual dinner. Harvey is a partner with the Norfolk office of Vandeventer Black. The NPBA is one of the largest bar associations ...

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Paraplegic man prevails on appeal of disability bias claim – $100,000 plus medicals and attorney’s fees (access required)

Complainant is a 26-year employ­ee of the Defense Logistics Agency in Richmond and is a paraplegic confined to a wheelchair. He was subjected to repeated instances of harassment and discrimination because of his disability. His super­visor made disparaging remarks about ...

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Jury rejected contrib for worker struck by vehicle – $207,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was working with a leaf pickup crew in Alleghany County when defendant struck plaintiff with his ve­hicle while passing through the work zone. Plaintiff was taken to the emergen­cy room where x-rays confirmed bilateral malleolar fractures, which ultimately re­quired ...

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Head injury, knee injuries claimed against wrong-way driver – $625,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 60-year-old male, was driving west on Main Street in Rich­mond at approximately 2:00 a.m. when defen­dant turned the wrong way onto Main, causing a head-on collision. Defendant was charged with and pled guilty to DUI. Plaintiff was trans­ported ...

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Conservation easement yields tax credit – $10.6M Settlement (access required)

Landowner planned and had re­ceived most of the governmental approvals for a regional mixed-use residential development on 800 acres on the Northern Neck. Instead of im­plementing the plan, landowner conveyed a parcel to James Mad­ison University for educational programs and ...

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Man hurt in wreck, defendant claimed stop sign was obscured – $725,000 Settlement (access required)

On June 17, 2014, plaintiff was driving home from work on a rural two-lane road when the Defendant failed to stop at a stop sign at an intersection. Defendant’s pickup truck hit plaintiff’s pickup truck with so much force that ...

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