Tag Archives: Judge JoAnne F. Alper

Doc sues former medical partner for fraudulent conveyance – $590,000 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff, Dr. Raley, joined the defendant, Dr. Haider, in a medical practice from late 2008 through 2009. Plaintiff contended that the defendant promised to make him a co-owner of the practice entity, Minimally Invasive Spine Institute, PLLC (MISI), and ...

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Court offers guidance on disability act claims (access required)


A disabled Arlington resident has struck out in his bid to force his condominium association to provide a handicapped parking space. The Supreme Court of Virginia upheld dismissal of the man’s claims in a Dec. 31 decision that addresses whether ...

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Collision aggravated pre-existing spinal condition – $600,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff and his wife were traveling northbound in the right lane of Route 1 in Fredericksburg when defendant, driving a tractor-trailer, pulled out from a truck stop and collided with the right side of plaintiff’s car. The impact aggravated pre-existing ...

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Woman suffers stroke after infertility treatment – $1,500,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff suffered a stroke after undergoing in vitro fertilization therapy. Her attorneys contended that that the defendant physician was negligent because he ignored warning signs for ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) and continued the therapy. The syndrome developed and caused enlargement ...

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Lacoste Can Subpoena Costco in ‘John Doe’ Suit (access required)

In this first-impression case, an Arlington Circuit Court says it has jurisdiction over a “John Doe” defendant in this suit filed by Lacoste for breach of contract and trademark infringement based on sale of its branded merchandise in club stores ...

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Radiologist fails to detect indication of lung cancer – $1,894,037 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff is a 70-year-old man with a history of melanoma. His dermatologist ordered periodic chest imaging studies to conduct surveillance for possible metastasis of the melanoma. On Aug. 1, 2006, a chest CT scan ordered by the dermatologist was ...

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Juror Feedback: Research after a verdict can educate counsel for next time (access required)

After the conclusion of a trial, lawyers often want to ask jurors a simple question: How did I do? The lawyer who lost the case may particularly want to know how the juror reached its conclusion and why, so she ...

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