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4-year-old scalded when free-standing range toppled over – $3,010,000 Settlement (access required)

On Feb. 8, 2012, the plaintiff, a 4-year-old boy, was playing with another boy in the apartment rented by his family. His mother was cooking noodles on the free-standing range in the kitchen. As the boys’ mothers sat talking in ...

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Complications arose during surgery on broken clavicle – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, age 52 and mailman with the US Postal Service for 26 years, fell on April 30, 2011, fracturing his collarbone (or clavicle). The defendant orthopedic surgeon treated the plaintiff, who was a two-pack-a-day cigarette smoker, conservatively with a sling ...

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James M. Minor Jr. (access required)

Retired Richmond attorney James M. Minor Jr. died at his home Nov. 13. Mr. Minor was a graduate of the Richmond public schools and received both undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Richmond. Mr. Minor served his country ...

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Plaintiff claims spinal surgeon’s posterior approach caused paraplegia – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, 86, married and the mother of seven, presented to the defendant orthopedic spine surgeon in January 2013 with complaints of gait difficulties and imbalance. MRIs of her spine revealed severe spinal canal stenosis (narrowing) and spinal cord compression in ...

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Dexter C. Rumsey III (access required)

Dexter C. Rumsey III, a Northern Neck lawyer who was an expert on trusts and estates law, died Nov. 2 at his White Stone home. He was 73. A native of Charleston, South Carolina, he attended the University of North ...

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Ashby B. Allen (access required)

Ashby Bridgforth Allen, the last remaining founder of the Richmond-based firm of Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen, died Oct. 23. He was 93. Mr. Allen graduated from the University of Virginia in 1943, then entered the Army Air Corps, serving ...

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VSB Disciplinary Action (access required)

On Oct. 30, the Virginia State Bar Second District committee issued a public admonition to K. Dane Mills of Virginia Beach for violating professional rules that govern safekeeping property. This discipline was an alternative disposition issued after Mills failed to ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

Effective Oct. 29, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked the license to practice law of Jean Jerome Dandy Ngando Ekwalla of Woodbridge for violating professional rules that govern diligence, communication, safekeeping property, declining or terminating representation, fairness to opposing ...

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