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Duke case lawyer to speak at Federal Bar Association

One of the defense lawyers in the Duke lacrosse case involving a false rape accusation will speak this month in Roanoke. Jim Cooney of Charlotte is set to address the Roanoke Chapter of the Federal Bar Association April 27 at ...

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VBA to host gubernatorial debate

The Virginia Bar Association again will host the traditional first debate of candidates for Virginia governor this summer. The July 22 debate will occur in conjunction with the association’s 127th Summer Meeting at the Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs. ...

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Law firm gave inaccurate advice on FDA-compliant labeling – $200,000 Settlement (access required)

The claim was by a start-up food science company on the west coast. The compa­ny hired a large D.C. law firm to review its ingredients la­bels for a proprietary, physician-formulat­ed supplement aimed at upper respiratory infections. The prod­uct did not ...

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Man pushing disabled car off road hit by passing car – $175,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was oper­ating his vehicle on U.S. 13 on the East­ern Shore of Virginia when it suffered a me­chanical breakdown. After pulling the ve­hicle on to the shoul­der of the highway, plaintiff attempted to push the disabled ve­hicle into an ...

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Condo community had been warned about snakes, woman bit on ankle – $23,000 Settlement (access required)

A 30-year-old wom­an was attacked by a poisonous snake just feet outside of her home in a condomini­um community. She was immediately tak­en to the emergency room and was there for several hours and even had to return the next ...

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Elderly woman suffered TBI after trip on steep ramp – $600,000 Settlement (access required)

An elderly woman exited a commercial facility in Hampton Roads and lost her balance on an entrance-way ramp. The 83-year-old plaintiff, who already walked with a cane for support, was unable to balance herself when the ramp caused her to ...

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Man suffered neck and back injuries after rolling car hit him – $200,775 Verdict (access required)

On the evening of Sept. 23, 2014, Roo­sevelt Washington was on his way home from watching his son practice karate. On his way home, Washington stopped at a stop sign at the intersection of Fort Mahone Street and E. South ...

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Inaccurate biopsy for lesion prompted unnecessary surgery – $275,000 Verdict (access required)

During an office visit to a dermatolo­gist for a hand rash, a suspicious lesion (mole) was noticed on plaintiff ’s back. The lesion was excised and sent to defen­dant pathology service in Greensboro, North Carolina. The biopsy was reported as ...

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Woman hurt ankle in slip on ice, complex had not treated sidewalk – $500,000 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff, a resident of a 200-unit townhome and apartment rental complex in Virginia Beach, suffered a se­vere dislocation and fractures of her right ankle when she fell on snow and ice in a common area of the housing complex. ...

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European woman, lifeguarding here on visa, rode her bike, was run over – $11.5 Million Settlement (access required)

This personal injury case arose out of a motor vehicle collision in June 2015 between a tractor-trailer and a bicyclist. The plaintiff was riding her bicycle on the street. The defendant was driving a tractor-trailer pulling out of a trucking ...

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