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Attorney failed to toll the statute of limitations – $750,000 Settlement (access required)

Claimant lost her ability to recover under a private disability policy based on negligent representation by her attorney. Claimant was a physician who became disabled from her profession as a result of multiple medical conditions, including chronic fatigue syndrome. The ...

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Class action brought for alleged Fair Credit reporting violations (access required)

The plaintiff claimed that the defendant violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq., in connection with preparing background reports. Specifically, plaintiffs contended that the defendant website violated the FCRA by (1) reporting criminal records to ...

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Truck turned against red light, striking plaintiff’s pickup truck – $1,750,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was driving home from dinner in a small, half-ton pickup. She was on a major roadway approaching a major intersection and had a green light. Defendant was driving a large, U-Haul type truck, traveling the opposite direction from plaintiff ...

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Plaintiff’s Mild TBI injuries were caused by rearender accident (access required)

Plaintiff was rear ended while stopped for a turning vehicle. [15-T-192]   Type of action: Personal injury Injuries alleged: Mild Traumatic Brain Injury headaches, neck pain and shoulder pain Name of case: Griffin v. Lomely Court: York County Circuit Court ...

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Wrongful death case brought over delayed communication – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

This medical malpractice case alleged the wrongful death of a 75-year-old due to delayed communication of cancer diagnosis. [15-T-208]   Type of action: Medical malpractice Injuries alleged: Wrongful death Court: Newport News Circuit Court Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $1,000,000.00 ...

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VSB Disciplinary Action (access required)

On Jan. 21, a Richmond Circuit Court three-judge panel revoked the license to practice law of Kenneth W. Paciocco of Richmond for violating professional rules that govern declining or terminating representation, candor toward the tribunal, fairness to opposing party and ...

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