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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On Nov. 16, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended the license to practice law of Clive A. O’Leary of Fredericksburg for two years based on his noncompliance with terms from a March memorandum order from the Circuit Court of ...

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A. Dow Owens (access required)

Retired Circuit Judge A. Dow Owens died Nov. 28 after several lengthy illnesses. He was 86. Born in Bluefield, W.Va., Judge Owens grew up in Pulaski, Va. He entered the service as an aviation cadet in the U.S. Army Air ...

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R. Harvey Chappell Jr. (access required)

Robert Harvey Chappell Jr., who practiced law in Richmond for more than 50 years, died on Dec. 1 at age 86. Mr. Chappell spent his entire legal career commencing Jan. 1, 1950, with the law firm of Christian & Barton ...

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Metal truss fell over during “fun run” event, crushing child’s foot – $11,575,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, an active 6-year-old girl, completed the CNN Healthy Kids Fun Run held Oct. 30, 2010, on the grounds of the Pentagon. According to court filings, the race was sponsored by Cable News Network, Inc. (“CNN”) and marketed and implemented ...

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Longshoreman unable to work after motorcycle collided with tractor-trailer – $1,132,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 54-year-old male, was operating his motorcycle on Turnpike Road in Portsmouth when the defendant tractor-trailer driver failed to yield the right-of-way by making an illegal u-turn in front of the plaintiff. The collision resulted in the plaintiff’s hand ...

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