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VLW wins national journalism awards

Virginia Lawyers Weekly has won awards – a gold and a silver — in two national journalism contests that announced their results this week. NFPW. The editorial entitled, “Don’t fire Justice Roush,” took first-place honors in the 2016 NFPW Professional ...

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Legal community donates food for those in need

Law offices, government workers and law schools across Virginia donated the equivalent of $1.5 million pounds of food for needy Virginians during the 10th annual Legal Food Frenzy this year. This year’s total is up 15 percent over 2015, and ...

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Roanoke Law Foundation scholarships awarded

Seven young scholars will benefit from the 2016 James N. Kincanon and Jane S. Glenn scholarships awarded by the Roanoke Law Foundation. The 2016 recipients of the James N. Kincanon scholarships are: John Christian Blackwell, a 2016 graduate of Patrick ...

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Passenger in T-bone crash suffers mild TBI, memory loss – $65,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was the front-seat passen­ger in her husband’s Toyota sedan, which was T-boned by a ve­hicle going 60 MPH. The plaintiff said 40-45 MPH, but an in­dependent witness said 60. Plaintiff was ambulatory after the crash, but later de­veloped dizziness, ...

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Firearm accessory failed, plaintiff was shot in the wrist – $2,000,000 Settlement (access required)

The case involved a firearm accessory known as a verti­cal fore grip. The grip failed while being used by the plaintiff on a bull pup, pump-action shotgun, causing the plaintiff’s left arm (grip in hand) to slide beyond the end ...

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