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Amputee allowed to work part time under workers’ comp agreement – $1,605,000 Settlement (access required)

The claimant was operating an asphalt cutter when the excavator backed up over his legs, amputating both legs about mid-calf.  His low wages at the time of the accident entitled him to a weekly compensation only slightly over the minimum ...

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Charles P. Ajemian (access required)

Waynesboro Commonwealth’s Attorney Charles Paul (Chuck) Ajemian died May 14 at his home from complications of scleroderma. He was 71. Mr. Ajemian was a graduate of St. Vincent College in Pennsylvania and the University of Virginia law school. He moved ...

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J. Glenwood Strickler Sr. (access required)

Roanoke lawyer John Glenwood Strickler Sr. died April 28. He was 86.  He was a graduate of Washington and Lee University and its law school.  He began law practice with his father, John O. Strickler, and T. L. Plunkett in ...

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VSB Disciplinary Action (access required)

On May 1, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked the license to practice law of David R. Flynn of Virginia Beach. In consenting to the revocation, Flynn acknowledged that if the disciplinary proceedings based on his alleged misconduct were ...

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6-year-old girl drowned at apartment complex pool – $1,500,000 Settlement (access required)

This was a premises liability/wrongful death case, stemming from a drowning that occurred on July 1, 2011. The defendants were the apartment owners, the apartment management company, and the company hired to manage the pool and supply a trained lifeguard. ...

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Vision-impaired employee fired for repeated tardiness – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, who is legally blind, was discharged from her employment as an assistant manager at Golden Corral for repeated tardiness. Plaintiff came to work for Golden Corral in 2006. She contended that, due to her visual disability, she was reliant ...

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Tractor-trailer driver denied liability in rear-end crash – $920,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was stopped in morning rush-hour traffic on I-66 in Fairfax County when she was rear-ended by a fully loaded tractor-trailer. Eyewitnesses testified that traffic had been stopped for several minutes. The truck driver and his employer denied liability and ...

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James River plantation for sale at bankruptcy auction

WILLIAMSBURG (AP) A lovingly preserved vestige of Virginia’s plantation past is up for sale, offering a centuries-old brick-and-mortar link to the first European settlers. Carter’s Grove will be listed at $14.9 million at an auction scheduled for Wednesday. The dot-com ...

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