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Presenting the 2014 class of Leaders in the Law

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Virginia Lawyers Media, the publisher of Virginia Lawyers Weekly, has announced the 2014 class of “Leaders in the Law.” Now in its ninth year, this awards program recognizes the lawyers across the commonwealth who are setting the standard for other ...

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Passenger suffered TBI in collision with tractor-trailer – $3,500,000 Settlement (access required)

The 23-year-old plaintiff was a passenger in a full-sized pick-up truck traveling the speed limit on a two-lane road in Suffolk. The weather was clear and the road conditions were dry. A vehicle traveling in the opposite direction, waiting to ...

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The VLW 2014 ADR Survey

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In this issue, Virginia Lawyers Weekly is pleased to provide the results of the VLW 2014 Alternative Dispute Resolution Survey. This project provides information about ADR providers across Virginia. For a fee, participants had the opportunity to provide basic information ...

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Agreement reached in auto accident case after challenging mediation – $1,550,000 Settlement (access required)

While driving a large king cab pick-up for his employer, the plaintiff was struck from behind by a van operated by an employee of an HVAC service company. Photos taken at the scene revealed minimal property damage to either vehicle, ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On June 27, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended the license to practice law of James P. Brice Jr. of Virginia Beach for one year and one day for failing to comply with the duties of a suspended lawyer. ...

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Defendant admits she was distracted, may have run red light – $78,000 Settlement (access required)

On July 14, 2011, plaintiff, a member of the U.S. Coast Guard investigative services, was a rear-seat passenger in a vehicle occupied by fellow agents, traveling southbound at the intersection of E. Broad Street and 8th Street in Richmond. The ...

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Injured worker received additional $221K in Medicare, Social Security – $463,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a 35-year-old man who injured his hands and wrists in a work accident. As a consequence of that injury he developed RSD/CRPS. After initially being denied, counsel was able to have the RSD/CRPS accepted as compensable. The claimant ...

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Defense: Bowel perforation was caused by obstruction, not instrument – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a 48-year-old former dancer, had suffered from longstanding low back pain with radiation/numbness into her leg due to severe spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis and degenerative disc disease at L4-L5. Conservative measures such as physical therapy, epidural injections and anti-inflammatories had ...

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