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Petition Claims Faulty Advice on Sentence (access required)

A Charlottesville Circuit Court denies a habeas corpus petition based on petitioner’s bare assertion that he pleaded guilty because his trial lawyer guaranteed a sentence no higher than seven years, when he in fact received a 13-year sentence. Petitioner’s claim ...

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Surgeon lacerated small bowel, arteries during hysterectomy – $650,000 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff, 45, was an administrative specialist with a top secret clearance employed at a U.S. defense intelligence center in Charlottesville when she suffered “atypical complex hyperplasia,” a female endometrial abnormal condition marked by excessive bleeding, cramping and pain. The ...

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‘Other Crime’ Evidence Admitted in Abduction Trial (access required)

At defendant’s trial for abduction with intent to defile, the Charlottesville Circuit Court will admit evidence of abduction/sexual assault charges at issue in Albemarle County; the defendant allegedly in the other case similarly lured the victim with a ruse, through ...

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Woman died from severe blood loss after childbirth – Defense Verdict (access required)

The decedent was a 33-year-old pregnant woman who presented to a hospital on Nov. 4, 2007, at 41 and 6/7 weeks with ruptured membranes and mild contractions. The defendant obstetrician ordered the administration of pitocin to stimulate labor. Later that ...

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