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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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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On Sept. 25, the Supreme Court of Virginia affirmed the Virginia State Bar Fifth District Committee Section I’s public reprimand upon John L. McGann of Fairfax for violating professional rules that govern client communication. * * * On Sept. 28, ...

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Jesse B. Wilson III (access required)

Jesse Birch Wilson III, a former president of the Virginia Bar Association, died Nov. 20. He was 78. Mr. Wilson spent his entire legal career with the Fairfax firm of McCandlish Lillard. He served as VBA president in 1979; he ...

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