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Woman suffered multiple injuries in motorcycle accident – $2,175,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff was injured in a motor vehicle/motorcycle collision in Middlesex County. The collision occurred on Oct. 6, 2012, at approximately 1:30 p.m. on Old Virginia Street approximately one-half mile north of its intersection with Route 691. The plaintiff was ...

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Dementia patient developed bedsore at assisted living facility – $350,000 Settlement (access required)

In April 2013, the 92-year-old decedent was admitted by his family into the defendant’s assisted living facility due to advanced dementia. The decedent was discharged from the facility in October 2013, the day after an unannounced inspection of the facility ...

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Delayed diagnosis of perforation during aneurysm repair caused death – $850,000 Settlement (access required)

This case involved the death of a 58-year-old woman, who died as a result of complications from a neuro-embolization procedure to repair a cerebral aneurysm. She was survived by her two adult children. In June 2013, the decedent was diagnosed ...

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Shopper struck by falling Christmas tree boxes at Big Lots – Defendant’s motion for summary judgment granted (access required)

Plaintiff claimed boxed artificial Christmas trees were improperly stacked, fell from a shelf and struck her in the head at the Big Lots store in Fredericksburg on Dec. 8, 2012. Plaintiff, who was 25 years old and five months pregnant ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On Jan. 6, the Virginia State Bar Sixth District subcommittee issued a public reprimand with terms to Bruce P. Ganey of Ashland for violating professional rules that govern diligence and communication. This discipline was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges ...

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GateHouse taps Reinebach to lead Dolan Publishing

PITTSFORD, NY– GateHouse Media LLC has named Adam Reinebach to serve as CEO and president of the company’s recently acquired business-to-business publishing unit, Dolan Publishing. Dolan, the owner of Virginia Lawyers Weekly and 38 other print and online publications, is ...

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Plaintiff fell near cooking oil drums on restaurant premises – $450,000 Settlement (access required)

On April 15, 2011, plaintiff went to dinner for her birthday at The Isaacs Restaurant (owned and operated by Memorial Holdings, LLC). She and her companion used the rear customer entrance to enter and exit. Leaving the restaurant, plaintiff took ...

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Ball broke through protective screen, struck plaintiff’s face – $195,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff suffered a displaced right zygomatic fracture and non-displaced mandibular fracture when a baseball pitcher’s protective screen failed to protect him from a line drive baseball hit by a batter. After throwing approximately 20 pitches to his son, a ...

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Tractor-trailer swerved, hit vehicle stopped on shoulder – $3,500,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a passenger in a motor vehicle that had pulled off onto the shoulder of the interstate highway. A tractor-trailer collided with the vehicle after swerving to avoid another motor vehicle in the highway. The young plaintiff sustained substantial ...

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