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Court orders record sanction against Charlottesville lawyer (access required)

In what appears to be the final trial court chapter of a tangled Charlottesville legal saga, a judge has imposed $542,000 in sanctions against attorney Matthew B. Murray for hiding evidence and trying to deflect blame for lapses in his ...

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Judge OKs medical records in lacrosse slaying case (access required)

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) Attorneys for a University of Virginia lacrosse player charged with killing a female lacrosse star will be allowed to examine her medical records, a judge ruled Monday. Charlottesville Circuit Judge Edward Hogshire ruled after an hour-long, private session ...

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Wrongful Death Verdict Is ‘Excessive’ (access required)

In this wrongful death case, a Charlottesville Circuit Court finds plaintiff Isaiah Lester’s jury award of $6,227,000 as the beneficiary of his wife’s estate grossly disproportionate to the injuries actually suffered, and the court will remit $4,127,000, leaving him with ...

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Immunity for Fellow, Not for Nurse (access required)

Medical interns and residents do not automatically have sovereign immunity from med-mal claims, but in this suit alleging a pediatric cardiology patient died from improper medication, a board-certified pediatrician, who took the infant’s medical history and who was six weeks ...

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Verdict slashed, lawyer referred for discipline (access required)

A Charlottesville judge slashed a record wrongful death verdict by two-thirds and ordered sanctions against the plaintiff and his lawyer in the aftermath of a hotly contested trial. Circuit Court Judge Edward L. Hogshire also referred Charlottesville lawyer Matthew B. ...

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