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Plaintiff claims timelier procedure would have prevented brain injury – Defense Verdict (access required)

This case involved a 39-year-old married police officer with two young sons. For a few weeks, the decedent had been struggling with headaches that had caused him to come home from work early on several occasions. The headaches were accompanied ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On June 16, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked the license to practice law of Tony M. Hutchinson of Norton based on his guilty plea to a felony in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia. ...

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VSB Disciplinary Action (access required)

On June 6, the Virginia State Bar Fifth District, Section III subcommittee issued a public reprimand to Scott H. Donovan of Manassas for violating professional rules that govern misconduct. This discipline was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges against Donovan, ...

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Back pay awarded in Title VII case, parties settle compensatories – $28,321 Verdict, $55,000 Settlement (access required)

A female deputy at a state correctional center made protected complaints regarding her immediate supervisor’s unwanted sexual advances. The deputy was then terminated after management alleged she had abandoned her post. At trial, the plaintiff argued that her termination was ...

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