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Cancer patient has complications following surgical error – $1M Settlement (access required)

This was a medical malpractice case, which settled at mediation. Plaintiff has over $100,000 in special damages. The plaintiff, a married executive, is cur­rently 50 years old. It was undisputed at mediation that during the performance of a laparoscopic lower ...

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Civil rights pioneer accepts inaugural award in her honor (access required)

Retired civil rights lawyer Frankie Muse Freeman, who will turn 100 years old this month, has been awarded the first of an on-going award named in her honor from the Virginia State Bar. The annual Frankie Muse Freeman Organizational Pro ...

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Norfolk jeweler defrauded customers of diamond rings – $379,000 Verdict (access required)

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On Sept. 15, 2016, a Norfolk jury awarded a total of $379,475 in damages – including $140,850 in punitive damages for actual fraud and $95,450 in increased damages un­der the Virginia Con­sumer Protection Act – to two men defrauded by ...

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Driver injured on Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel – $1.5M Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff was stopped behind a trac­tor-trailer, which was also stopped for traf­fic at the approach to the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel at ap­proximately 10 p.m. on Aug. 20, 2013. The defendant did not see the stopped vehicle and struck ...

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Norfolk jeweler defrauded customers of diamond rings – $379,000 Verdict (access required)

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On Sept. 15, 2016, a Norfolk jury awarded a total of $379,475 in damages – including $140,850 in punitive damages for actual fraud and $95,450 in increased damages un­der the Virginia Con­sumer Protection Act – to two men defrauded by ...

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Grey honored for commitment to diversity

The American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law recently honored former ABA president Robert J. Grey Jr. of Richmond for his commitment to diversity and inclusion during its fall meeting in Chicago. Grey served as ABA president in 2004-05 and ...

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Dentist wasn’t negligent in not discovering patient’s cancer – Defense Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff’s dece­dent was a 62-year-old mother of four adult children who presented to the defendant den­tist in July 2011 with complaints of a severe toothache on the lower left side of her mouth. Dr. Lee examined her mouth and ...

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Driver injured in wreck after woman runs stop sign – $1.3M Settlement (access required)

Defendant, an elderly white female, ran a stop sign and hit the side of the vehicle that plaintiff, a 52-year-old white male, was driving. The vehicle was owned by plaintiff’s employer. The impact pushed the plaintiff’s vehicle onto a curb ...

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Motorcyclist injured by inexperienced driver – $245,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a ship­yard worker, com­pleted his shift at midnight and be­gan his customary journey home on his motorcycle. He was very accustomed to the route to his family home in the country where he lives with his wife, children and ...

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