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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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Man hurt in rear-ender on Interstate 66 – $450,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff is a 38-year-old male who was the driver of a ve­hicle travelling west on Interstate 66 in Fairfax County on Oct. 4, 2013. The defendant was driving in front of the plaintiff when he stopped on the high­way to ...

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Different jurisdictions, but same conspiracy (access required)

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An argument by prosecutors that a drug dealer engaged in two separate conspiracies and could be prosecuted in separate Virginia districts has failed to persuade judges of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The 4th Circuit unanimously held June ...

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Norfolk’s Parker is new president of VWAA

Norfolk lawyer Michelle Parker is the new president of the Virginia Women Attorneys Association. She took office June 17, succeeding Joan C. McKenna, who practices in Richmond. The VWAA hosts eight chapters throughout Virginia — in Richmond, Fredericksburg, Loudoun County, ...

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Doss honored by ODBA

Virginia State Bar Access to Legal Services director Karl A. Doss has been named the 2017 recipient of the Harold Marsh Sr. Community Service Award by the Old Dominion Bar Association. VSB executive director Karen A. Gould noted that, since joining ...

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Girl’s claim against health club for injury in tractor tire fails – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a 6-year-old girl, sued a national health club facility for injuries alleged­ly suffered after she fell from a tractor tire maintained on the fa­cility’s turf field. During early eve­ning hours while wait­ing for a swim lesson, plaintiff, her younger ...

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Man filed qui tam action for alleged upcoding of services – $4,225,000 Settlement (access required)

In this case against Fredericksburg Hos­pitalist Group, PLLC (and 14 of its individ­ual owners) plaintiff/ relator Richard Mor­row alleged that the defendants knowing­ly and intentionally upcoded evaluation and management codes for hospitalist services from 2010 to 2015. This result­ed in ...

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Driver couldn’t explain not seeing pedestrian in crosswalk – $245,000 Settlement (access required)

Danielle Davis was a 23-year-old graduate student walking home at 8:20 p.m. (dusk) while carrying gro­ceries from WalMart with her fiancee when she was struck while crossing a four-way controlled intersection against a red light. The car made a left ...

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Trucker injured ankle in pothole at truck stop – $245,000 Settlement (access required)

Truck driver broke his left ankle while stepping into a pothole at a truck stop on I-81 during a rain storm. After park­ing, he ran across the rain-covered pavement to a restaurant, stepping into the pothole on the way. He ...

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