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One toke over the line

A federal judge cited that ‘70s anthem last week when he decided a mine worker who hadn’t toked up since high school should get a chance to return to work. Employer Dickenson-Russell Coal Company had a strict “zero tolerance” drug ...

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Doan v. Lowe’s Home Centers Inc. (access required)

Type of case: Personal Injury Court: Fairfax County Circuit Court Attorney: Douglas B. Wessel, Reston Summary: A “friendly bear hug” by an employee at a Fairfax County Lowe’s resulted in a customer’s spinal cord injury. The employee, who is 6’2 ...

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Jafer v. DiMattina MD (access required)

Type of case: Medical Malpractice Court: Arlington County Circuit Court Attorneys: Malcolm P. McConnell III and Jason W. Konvicka, Richmond Summary: A 30-year-old woman suffered a stroke after undergoing in vitro fertilization therapy. She alleged that the defendant physician was ...

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McDougle v. Bruggeman (access required)

Type of case: Wills & Estates Court: Hanover County Circuit Court Attorney: Thomas G. Haskins, Richmond Summary: A daughter left out of her father’s will won a jury verdict overturning the will and awarding her the entire $2 million estate. ...

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Robinson v. Furman (access required)

Type of case: Wrongful Death Court: Richmond Circuit Court Attorneys: Mark Krudys, Richmond Summary: The Richmond City Sheriff and his former chief jail doctor were hit with a $2.4 million verdict for the 2008 death of an inmate from pneumonia ...

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Vargas v. Warner MD, et al. (access required)

Type of case: Medical Malpractice Court: Prince William County Circuit Court Attorneys: David M. Kopstein, Fairfax Station; Barry L. Leibowitz, Wheaton, Md. Summary: An infant was delivered by the defendant doctor to a mother from Mexico who had received no ...

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