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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On July 18, a three-judge panel of the Richmond Circuit Court re-imposed a public admonition with terms on Richmond lawyer Horace F. Hunter for violating professional rules that govern communications concerning a lawyer’s services and advertising.  On Nov. 8, 2011, ...

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Obituary: John L. Melnick (access required)

John L. “Jack” Melnick, a lawyer and former member of the Virginia General Assembly best-known for sponsoring legislation that created a state fund to compensate victims of major crime, died Aug. 21 at an Arlington hospital. He was 78. The ...

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Uterine scar rupture, kidney failure result of VBAC delivery – $4,000,000 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff, a 34-year-old mother, was scheduled for a repeat Caesarean section, but went into labor nine days early on Aug. 1, 2010.  Labor progressed quickly. She delivered a healthy baby girl vaginally, with no complications. After delivery, plaintiff complained ...

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Delivery methods met standard of care, defense experts claim – Defense Verdict (access required)

During the plaintiff mother’s delivery on Jan. 22, 2010, the defendant obstetrician encountered a shoulder dystocia. In response, the defendant obstetrician performed various delivery maneuvers in an effort to safely deliver the infant plaintiff including gentle downward traction, the McRobert’s ...

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