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VSB Disciplinary Action (access required)

Effective Dec. 15, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended the license to practice law of J. Patterson Rogers III of Danville on impairment grounds.

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Robert E.R. Huntley (access required)

Robert E.R. Huntley, a former president of Washington and Lee University, died Dec. 10 in Lexington. He was 86. A 1950 graduate of W&L, he earned his law degree from the W&L law school seven years later, after serving in ...

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School bus driver turned in front of motorcyclist at intersection – $800,000 Settlement (access required)

On Jan. 17, 2014, at about 7:00 a.m., the defendant was operating a school bus owned by the Virginia Beach School Board. Defendant, with a busload of students, was traveling on Upton Drive in Virginia Beach, intending to make a ...

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Docs claimed post-surgery bleeding was acute, not slow – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff alleged that the decedent suffered a slow bleed beginning shortly after cardiac bypass surgery, that nurses failed to appreciate same over the course of 10 hours, and that the decedent suffered cardiac arrest and brain injury as a result. ...

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Blood thinner dosage triggered massive brain hemorrhage – $750,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff’s decedent was admitted to the Richmond Veterans Affairs Hospital on Sept. 14, 2012, for a skin laceration after scraping his leg. He had a history of strokes and myocardial infarctions, was on Coumadin and was a dialysis patient. While ...

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Animal control officer suffered long-term headaches after crash – $116,500 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff is an animal control officer who was struck semi-head-on at an intersection in Newport News. The defendant was deceased before suit was filed, from causes unrelated to the collision. While plaintiff’s animal control vehicle only had slight damage, the ...

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Plaintiff missed promotion due to injuries from crash – $500,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff was driving a vehicle on I-95 in Prince William County in route to a business meeting when she was struck by the defendant. The collision resulted in moderate damage to both vehicles. The plaintiff was initially treated at ...

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Court awards defendants $429K in attorneys’ fees and costs – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiffs brought a three-count complaint seeking $2.7 million related to purchase of a business from defendants. Claims included breach of contract and fraud in the inducement. Plaintiffs also sought recovery of attorneys’ fees pursuant to the parties’ contract. Defendants counterclaimed ...

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N.Y. woman struck by tractor-trailer on I-95 in Stafford County – $1,150,000 Settlement (access required)

In the early morning hours of Dec. 21, 2012, the plaintiff, a New York resident, was driving her husband and two young daughters to Florida to visit her parents. As she was traveling southbound on Interstate 95 in Stafford County, ...

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