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Marriage was ‘voidable,’ court says in second look (access required)

Marriage License Signing FEA

Deborah MacDougall and Richard Levick have been in and out of divorce court since 2011. Their primary problem? They never were actually married. That has been the legal conclusion of a trial court and the Virginia Court of Appeals. But ...

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Ball broke through protective screen, struck plaintiff’s face – $195,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff suffered a displaced right zygomatic fracture and non-displaced mandibular fracture when a baseball pitcher’s protective screen failed to protect him from a line drive baseball hit by a batter. After throwing approximately 20 pitches to his son, a ...

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Florida Nephew Subject to Virginia Contract Claim (access required)

A Florida resident who signed a contract with plaintiff Flood Doctor as the “authorized agent” of his 95-year-old aunt for work on her Virginia home, is subject to personal jurisdiction in Virginia, says a Fairfax Circuit Court; the Florida resident ...

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Child with sleep apnea died of cardiac arrhythmia after surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Oct. 31, 2013, plaintiff’s decedent, a 5-year-old male with history of chronic severe obstructive sleep apnea underwent a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy surgery (T&A) to seek relief from the ongoing obstructions in the airway. The patient tolerated the procedure well, ...

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Med-mal plaintiff prevails in second jury trial – $1,300,000 Verdict (access required)

This case was a re-trial from a jury that hung 5-1 in the plaintiff’s favor. Plaintiff was a single mother and teacher who had a double mastectomy for unilateral breast cancer. She subsequently underwent breast reconstruction, which required multiple surgeries. ...

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