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Tag Archives: Judge Jonathan M. Apgar

Apgar: Mediation failure and how to avoid it (access required)

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ROANOKE – Going light on preparation can doom your client’s mediation session, one retired judge says. Failure to properly prepare the client was number one on Judge Jonathan Apgar’s list of reasons that mediations don’t work out. The retired judge, ...

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Fairfax needs judges (access required)

Lawyers and legislators from various Virginia locales, including populous Fairfax County, say Gov. Bob McDonnell missed the mark when he proposed money to fill certain judgeships. The governor overlooked areas badly in need of judicial help, in part because the ...

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Injured railroad worker sought wage loss recovery under FELA – $4,500,000 Verdict (access required)

On June 13, 2008, Kirk Davis was working as a Remote Control Operator (RCO) in the Roanoke Material Yard when he tripped on a railroad tie, severely twisting his right ankle. His accident was not witnessed. The tie on which ...

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Tort – Defamation – ER Treatment – ‘Euthanized’ Patient (access required)

A contract anesthesiologist can sue a hospital and its house trauma surgeon for defamation for telling the anesthesiologist, “you just euthanized my patient,” and communicating that statement to other hospital staff; but the other comments made by the surgeon were ...

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Contract – School Construction – Sub Claim – Attorney’s Fees (access required)

Although a contractor’s 2006 request for attorney’s fees did not specify the basis upon which it relied in requesting fees under its subcontract with a masonry company who lost its suit for higher contract payments, a Roanoke City Circuit Court ...

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