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Woman stopped treatment for blood disease – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, 55, suffered from amyloidosis with renal involvement, a rare blood dis­ease for which no cure exists. She under­went chemotherapy and a successful stem cell transplant in April 2012. On June 17, 2012, the patient was re-admitted with fe­ver of ...

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Moss to chair lobby arm of Community Associations Institute

The Community Associations Institute has elected Norfolk attorney Jeremy Moss chair of the CAI Virginia Legislative Action Committee. Moss had been serving as vice chair of the committee. CAI provides resources to homeowners who govern community associations and the professionals ...

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Johnston to be honored by ABOTA

The Virginia Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates will honor retired Judge Samuel Johnston Jr. with its 2016 Champions of Justice award next month. Chapter President John Owen said “a primary purpose of the association is to elevate ...

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Couple injured when car turned in front of them – $445,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiffs are hus­band and wife who were involved in a high-impact colli­sion when the defen­dant, traveling the opposite direction from plaintiffs’ vehi­cle on two-lane Old Gordonsville Road in Orange County, made a left turn in front of them, striking their ...

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Worker awarded comp after falling off roof – $1.4 million award (access required)

The claimant was working in Harrison­burg at a construction site where a barn was being built. Claimant was working for a small construction company, Escobar Roofing Company, and it was his under­standing that he and two other individ­uals would travel ...

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Surviving passenger of auto accident settles with driver – $830,000 Settlement (access required)

The crash occurred late on Christmas Eve, 2012, on Route 716 in Halifax Coun­ty. Plaintiff and one other person were riding as passengers in the defendant’s truck. All three were best friends. Plain­tiff claimed that the defendant lost control of ...

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Child burned by hot tea at restaurant – $500,000 Structured Settlement (access required)

Several families met to dine at the defen­dant restaurant. Adults sat at one table and the children sat at another. Before they ordered, a waitress placed a carafe of hot tea on a Lazy Susan at the children’s table. One ...

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Kindred named bankruptcy judge (access required)

Alexandria bankruptcy lawyer Klinette H. Kindred has been named as a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge. Judges of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals selected Kindred to fill the vacancy created by the coming retirement of Judge Robert G. Mayer ...

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Woman injured hip in rear-ender – $240,514 Arbitration Award (access required)

This was a rear-end auto col­lision involving three vehicles. Liability was not contested. The issue involved damages and whether the medical bills and lost wages were caused by the accident. In that regard the main question was wheth­er the arthroscopic ...

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Plastic surgeon did not lose control during female patient’s liposuction – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff presented to defendant plastic surgeon in July 2011 seeking abdominoplas­ty, breast reduction with lift, and accompanying liposuction. On the morning of July 22, 2011, defendant performed bilateral breast reduction, abdominoplasty, suction-assisted li­pectomy of the love handles, flanks, and outer ...

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