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Plaintiff claimed delay in surgery exacerbated injury – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff alleged that he was misdiag­nosed and received negligent treatment after a left biceps tendon rupture. After an injury at work, the patient was seen in de­fendant’s urgent care clinic. A physician as­sistant diagnosed a forearm and arm strain and ...

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Jury finds for police officer in tort suit – Defense Verdict (access required)

A two-day trial that returned a verdict in favor of Richmond police officer Eric Allen on a complaint by plaintiff demanding $300,000 in com­pensatory damages and $300,000 in punitive damages based upon claims of assault and battery, false impris­onment, and ...

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Comments sought on marijuana decriminalization (access required)

The Virginia State Crime Commission is asking for written comments on the possibility of decriminalization of simple possession of marijuana. Commission executive director Kristen J. Howard said that, due to the high level of interest in the topic, her staff ...

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Debate will cap VBA meeting (access required)

Candidates for Virginia governor Ralph S. Northam and Edward W. “Ed” Gillespie will appear in a 90-minute debate during the Virginia Bar Association’s 2017 Summer Meeting. The free, public event starts at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 22, at the Omni ...

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Holt is president of Roanoke Bar Association (access required)

Roanoke attorney Kevin Walker Holt is the new president of the Roanoke Bar Association. He took office at the RBA annual meeting June 13. The RBA named J. Lee E. Osborne as president-elect. Holt, a partner at Gentry Locke in ...

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Consumer lawyers target internet lenders (access required)

A coalition of Virginia consumer lawyers is going after internet lenders they claim violate credit laws. The Virginia Poverty Law Center, working with the law firms of Kelly & Crandall and Consumer Litigation Associates, has filed six lawsuits against internet lenders in the past ...

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4th Circuit’s Judge Davis to receive ABA award (access required)

Retiring Judge Andre M. Davis of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is the recipient of the 2017 John Marshall Award, presented by the American Bar Association Judicial Division and the Standing Committee on the American Judicial System. A ...

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Man injured while pushing large dumpster, claim settled – $1,287,000 Settlement (access required)

Claimant was injured at work pushing a large dumpster in two separate inci­dents in 2002 and 2003. He underwent five surgeries. He entered into a permanent and total disability award in 2012. He takes several daily medications, uses a wheelchair ...

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Doctor proceeded with elbow surgery without consulting nerve specialist – $675,000 Settlement (access required)

In this medical malpractice case, the 46-year-old plaintiff had experienced recurring right elbow pain and both posterior and lateral joint line pain that had not responded to physical therapy, anti-inflammatory drugs or injections. Plaintiff, who is right-hand domi­nant, also reported ...

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