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Governor designates October as Pro Bono Month

In conjunction with the Virginia State Bar’s Pro Bono Conference and Celebration to be held on Oct. 18, Gov. Terry McAuliffe has designated October 2017 as Pro Bono Month in Virginia. In his proclamation, Governor McAuliffe noted that more than 80 percent ...

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Podiatrist didn’t repair ankle properly – $225,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff experienced a trimalleo­lar ankle fracture as a result of a fall from a retaining wall. The defendant podiatrist repaired two of the frac­tures but did not repair the posterior malleolus fragment. Approximate­ly 18 months later the ankle migrated posteriorly ...

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Trustee sued for violation of duties of care, loyalty – $2.5 million verdict (access required)

Plaintiffs alleged that defendant, who served as the trust­ee for several family trusts, had violated his duty of care and loy­alty. Plaintiffs sought damages for his misfea­sance/negligence while serving as the trustee. Defendants have noted an appeal and ALPS is ...

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Driver crossed double line, hit motorcyclist – $350,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was oper­ating a 2009 Harley Davidson motorcy­cle heading north­bound on Hunter Mill Road in Fairfax County. At the same time and place the defen­dant was operating a 2012 Toyota Taco­ma heading south­bound on Hunter Mill Road when the defendant ...

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Trucker Hits Bicyclist, Changes Critical Fact at Trial (access required)

In this case of involuntary manslaughter resulting from a truck driving over a bicyclist at 10:56 p.m. on a four-lane-highway, the defendant truck driver’s testimony changed over the course of events. The Court of Appeals affirmed appellant’s conviction for involuntary ...

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