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Charles D. Fox III (access required)

Retired Roanoke attorney Charles D. Fox III died on Feb. 14, in Honolulu, Hawaii, after a long illness.  He was 84. A Navy veteran, Mr. Fox was a partner at Fox, Wooten & Hart from 1957 to 1993 and then ...

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VSB Disciplinary Action (access required)

On Feb. 21, the Virginia State Bar summarily suspended the law license of William M. McKee of Norfolk for six months for failing to comply with the duties of a suspended attorney

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Plaintiff who was hit by drunk driver gets compensatory, punitive damages – $45,215 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff’s vehicle was struck by defendant, who was driving with a .20 blood alcohol level. Plaintiff sought emergency room treatment for neck discomfort but was not X-rayed and no medication was given. The plaintiff next followed up with his primary ...

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Va. tractor-trailer driver injured during cargo delivery in Texas – $500,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff, a tractor-trailer driver from Virginia, was making a delivery of rolls of plastic film to a company located in Texas. The forklift operator that unloaded the delivery wanted to redistribute the cargo load in the back of the ...

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Pedestrian struck and killed while crossing intersection – $395,000 Settlement (access required)

Decedent was a 76-year-old female pedestrian crossing a private road at its intersection with Rio Road in Albemarle County. There was no marked crosswalk, but there was a curb cutout where the decedent entered the road. The defendant was stopped ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On Feb. 19, the Virginia State Bar Fifth District – Section III subcommittee issued a public reprimand to Robert M. Cooper Jr. of Manassas for violating professional rules that govern diligence and communication. This discipline was an agreed disposition of ...

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