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McAuliffe promises swift action after felon-rights ruling (access required)

Vote Voting Booths FEA

After his blanket felon-rights res­toration order was struck down by the Supreme Court of Virginia July 22, Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s adminis­tration said it would move quickly to ensure thousands of felons hop­ing to cast ballots in November’s election would be ...

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Car wreck exacerbated long-time neck, back issues – $245,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, an insur­ance agent, was hit on her driver’s side door at an intersec­tion by the defendant who ran a red light. Plaintiff suffered neck injuries exacerbating longstanding neck and back injuries and re-injuring prior sur­gical sites in her cervi­cal ...

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Man fell at Beach hotel patio, injured shoulder – $75,000 Settlement (access required)

On May 15, 2013, plaintiff, a retired ex­ecutive police officer, accompanied his wife to a convention at defen­dant’s hotel. After sun­set that evening, at ap­proximately 8:30 p.m., while walking through an un-illuminated out­door patio adjacent to the hotel swimming pool, ...

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Plaintiff gets top end of high-low agreement – $50,000 Verdict (access required)

This case involved a rear-end collision in Norfolk. The plain­tiff was transported by ambulance and treated in the emer­gency room. She followed up with an orthopedic surgeon who referred her to physical therapy. Her physical thera­py lasted four weeks. The ...

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Man, 82, hurt in car-truck collision, never really recovered – $915,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff’s decedent, Donald Namuth, was an 82-year-old male, who despite his age, led a very active lifestyle and lived in Freder­icksburg. The defendants, Hands on Truck­ing LLC, had its principal place of business in Baltimore, Maryland and Roane lived in ...

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Grady C. Frank Jr. (access required)

Alexandria attorney Grady C. Frank Jr. died July 9 of cancer. Mr. Frank graduated from Duke University, served in the U.S. Army, and then received a law degree from Washington & Lee University in 1975. He practiced civil litigation, includ­ing ...

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VSB Disciplinary Action (access required)

On June 27, the First District Committee of the Virginia State Bar issued a public reprimand to Kevin P. Shea of Hampton for violating professional rules that govern diligence. This discipline was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges against Shea, ...

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Man struck while directing bike race traffic settles for policy limits – $500,000 Settlement (access required)

On Oct. 4, 2014, Mr. Hamlet was helping direct traffic for a bike race during the course of his employment with the New Kent Coun­ty Sherriff’s Office. The defendant vehicle, a 2001 Dodge Ram, was southbound on Hen­peck Road at ...

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