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Byrd to head state magistrate agency (access required)

Mason L. Byrd has been named director of Virginia’s Department of Magistrate Services. Byrd, who has served as Magistrate System Coordinator, was elevated to the director’s job effective Sept. 15. The announcement was made by Karl R. Hade, executive secretary ...

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Prosecutors paddle for a cause (access required)

Three Southwest Virginia commonwealth’s attorneys will compete in a kayak race Saturday to help raise awareness of domestic violence prevention efforts. October is annually designated as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Advocates across the nation will spotlight efforts to curb physical ...

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Law firm honored for pro bono work (access required)

The Harrisonburg law firm of Hoover Penrod PLC is the winner of this year’s Lewis F. Powell Jr. Pro Bono Award. The firm was nominated for the award by John Whitfield, executive director of Blue Ridge Legal Services Inc., and ...

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Suit claimed suture device broke during surgery – Confidential Settlement (access required)

This hybrid medi­cal malpractice/prod­ucts liability case was filed against Ethicon Endo-Surgery Inc. (Ethicon) and several of plaintiff’s treating physicians. Plaintiff had a pre-operative EKG prior to an elec­tive laparoscopic Nis­sen fundoplication hia­tal hernia surgery. The EKG was returned substantially abnor­mal ...

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