Former Richmond Circuit Judge James E. Sheffield, the first African-American appointed to a Virginia court since Reconstruction, died March 28. He was 80. Born in Hot Springs, Ark., Judge Sheffield earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois in ...Read More »
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Plaintiff, age 52, was seen initially by defendant urogynecologist on April 22, 2009, for a second opinion evaluation of stage III anterior pelvic organ prolapse, high transverse fascial defect, stress urinary incontinence and distal rectocele. A prior community gynecologist, Dr. ...Read More »
This matter involved legal malpractice suits against two defendants – an associate and her law firm – for alleged malpractice in an underlying domestic relations case. Plaintiff alleged defendant associate failed to properly oppose motion to withdraw stipulation in the ...Read More »
Plaintiff was shopping with his father at a Costco store in Sterling on June 4, 2009. Plaintiff alleged that while he was in the produce isle, Costco employee Jose Fonseca pushed a pallet jack containing a stack of grapes into ...Read More »
This case arose from the delayed diagnosis of ovarian torsion, resulting in the sterility of a 12-year-old female. Plaintiff presented to the pediatric emergency department complaining of severe, sudden onset abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. Suspecting appendicitis, doctors performed an ...Read More »
The plaintiff was involved in a rear-end accident with the defendant, who was an intoxicated ABC agent. The defendant drank at least six beers in a three-and-a-half hour period immediately preceding the accident and had a BAC of 0.16. He ...Read More »
Plaintiff, age 39, went to see the defendant with complaints of heavy bleeding and severe cramping during her periods. She was evaluated by the defendant, who determined she had an enlarged fibroid uterus. After appropriate counseling, the defendant admitted the ...
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The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission is renewing its push for alternate dispute resolution of injured workers’ claims. The agency has long touted the benefits of ADR for claimants and carriers by outlining agency mediation services on its website and promoting ...
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On Feb. 25, the Virginia State Bar Seventh District Subcommittee issued a public reprimand with terms to Robert P. Dwoskin of Stanardsville for violating professional rules that govern diligence, communication, fees, and fairness to opposing party and counsel. This discipline ...Read More »