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Roy Lee Steinheimer Jr. (access required)

Retired Washington & Lee University law school Dean Roy Lee Steinheimer Jr. died Jan. 8 in Lexington. He was 98. He was dean of the law school from 1968 to 1983 and the Robert E.R. Huntley Professor of Law Emeritus. ...

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William F. Roeder Jr. (access required)

Former Fairfax City attorney William F. “Bud” Roeder Jr. died Jan. 6 at his home in Vienna. He was 72. The cause was complications from pulmonary fibrosis brought on by scleroderma, an autoimmune disease, said his wife, Lisa McNulty Roeder. ...

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VSB Disciplinary Action (access required)

Effective Jan. 23, 2014, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended for two years the license to practice law of Sandy Yeh Chang of Rockville, Maryland. The suspension was based on the two-year suspension of her license to practice in ...

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Crane boom fell on top of fisherman working at pier – $2,000,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was employed as a seaman working as a member of the crew of commercial menhaden fishing vessel on the Chesapeake Bay. During the fishing operation, one of the nets developed a large hole and the crew was required to ...

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Delivery truck ran stop sign, struck motorcyclist – $1,350,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was involved in a motorcycle accident with a delivery truck being operated by New Bern Transport Company. The driver failed to stop at a stop sign while attempting a right turn. The driver pulled into the oncoming path of ...

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Teen involved in accident experienced ongoing pain – $60,000 Verdict (access required)

The 17-year-old plaintiff was involved in a motor vehicle collision in which she was a restrained driver on a two-lane road. A driver traveling in the opposite direction turned in front of her, causing a collision. Plaintiff’s head hit the ...

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UIM carrier claimed plaintiff’s injury was pre-existing – $308,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was involved in a motor vehicle collision in which he was a restrained driver stopped at a traffic signal when he was struck from behind. Plaintiff was seen in the emergency room after the crash for severe headache, neck ...

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Pre-K student struck and killed by bus in school parking lot – $4,357,431 Verdict (access required)

On Jan. 9, 2009, the decedent, a 4-year-old pre-kindergarten student, got off his bus at the elementary school to cross the parking lot and go into the school. As the boy was crossing the parking lot to join his classmates ...

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Nuclear energy company sought royalties owed under agreement – $16,075,000 Verdict (access required)

Areva alleged that the Babcock & Wilcox Companies owed it money pursuant to a 2004 sub-license of a nuclear technology agreement. Under that agreement, B & W was supposed to pay Areva a 4 percent royalty on contracts it obtained ...

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Plaintiff sustained nerve injury from elective cosmetic procedure – $500,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff alleged negligence, battery and failure to obtain informed consent regarding elective cosmetic surgery procedures. At trial, plaintiff focused mostly on an ulnar nerve injury that she sustained from a forearm/elbow lift, alleging that it was a much more dangerous ...

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