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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On Feb. 9, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked the license to practice law of Gerald I. Katz of McLean based on the revocation of his license in Maryland. In consenting to the revocation in Virginia, Katz acknowledged that ...

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Nurse failed to tell surgeon that patient called him with post-op complaints – $1,850,000 Verdict (access required)

A 62-year-old female had blood work done to evaluate an inflamed tick bite. Testing showed elevated liver function results. Further investigation lead to a discovery of a large gallstone. Surgery was recommended and was performed in September 2012 in Fredericksburg. ...

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In FMLA case, jury resolves issue of whether woman quit or was fired (access required)

Plaintiff was director of human resources for Tread Corporation, a Roanoke-based manufacturer of mining-related equipment and trucks. Tread fired plaintiff almost immediately after she requested medical leave of absence forms to take to her physician. Tread claimed she resigned. The ...

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Special needs child, 6, drowned at pool party (access required)

This case involving the drowning death of a 6-year old special needs child. The plaintiffs’ son was a 6-year-old autistic child, suffering from Asperger’s Syndrome. He had significant learning disabilities and required round-the-clock supervision. In the summer of 2014, the ...

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Ass’n had to hire new company to complete contractor’s work (access required)

Association contracted with defendant contractor to make repairs to dams and underwater pipes for $833,000. Contractor completed part of the work, had billed association for 85 percent of the contract price, was paid, and then demanded payment of 10 percent ...

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Class action suit over Fair Credit notice settles for $20M (access required)

The plaintiffs claimed that the defendants violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq. (the “FCRA”) by: (1) failing to provide consumers with notice that they were furnishing an employment-purposed consumer report “at the time” they ...

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