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Unsung Legal Heroes 2017


In this special section, Virginia Lawyers Weekly honors its 2017 Unsung Legal Heroes. This special section highlighting honorees was published in Virginia Lawyers Weekly on Dec. 18.

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Prosecutor creates ‘DUI Team’

Virginia Beach Commonwealth’s Attorney Colin D. Stolle says he will form a specialized DUI Prosecution Team at his office. Effective Jan. 3, all DUI cases and traffic felonies will be prosecuted by this specialized team, made up of five prosecutors ...

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Patient died due to reversed chemo medication instructions – $1,600,000 Settlement (access required)

Doe, 53, was diagnosed in 2005 with a brain tumor called a glio­blastoma. Via aggressive treat­ment in an NIH clinical trial, he was doing well. In 2015, Doe was transferred back to his treating oncologist, Dr. Roe. Roe prescribed two ...

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Death case against rehab center settled, claim continues – $500,000 Partial Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff’s decedent, a 58-year-old man, was found lying in a median of a four-lane highway next to his mo­tor scooter late at night. Rescue squad delivered him to a hospital emergency department, he was examined by emergency depart­ment physician, found ...

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Woman left paraplegic after spinal cord therapy – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff elected to undergo spinal cord stimulation, a two-phase neuromodula­tion therapy (“SCS therapy”) for pain that uses mild elec­tric current to block pain signals traveling between the spinal cord and the brain. Before SCS therapy is recommended, the patient must ...

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Black worker settles hostile environment lawsuit – $100,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff employee, a black male, alleged that he was repeatedly subjected to racial harassment in the workplace by defen­dant’s independent contractors. Plaintiff alleged that he was called racial slurs, that he was threat­ened with physical violence, and that the harassment ...

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Motorcyclist hit after car made sudden lane change – $3.75M Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff’s decedent, a 30-year-old Navy Pet­ty Officer First Class, was operating his 2004 Yamaha YZF-R6 motorcycle on the interstate in the far left HOV lane which had very light traffic. All other lanes of traffic were heavy. The defendant’s employee, ...

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Send in your large verdicts from 2016

Virginia Lawyers Weekly will be publishing its Largest Verdicts of 2016 edition on Jan. 16, 2017. If you have received a verdict of $1,000,000 or more this year, be sure you report it to us for the verdict to appear ...

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