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Tag Archives: Judge Melvin R. Hughes Jr.

$42 million: Settlement reached in logging accident that hurt three, killed one (access required)

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Victims of an explosion and fire at a Southside Virginia logging site in 2011 have settled product liability claims for a total of $42 mil­lion, lawyers report. Four workers suffered severe burns when welding machinery exploded in flames as the men ...

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Bone gave way unexpectedly during back surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a 51-year-old nurse with a history of back surgery, underwent sur­gery to fuse four vertebrae (L2-L5) using a minimally invasive technique known as eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion (XLIF). A preoperative DEXA scan con­firmed good bone quality to support a ...

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Claim Against Court-Appointed Counsel is Timely (access required)

A plaintiff suing for legal malpractice is a third-party beneficiary of the contract between the commonwealth and plaintiff’s court-appointed lawyer, and his claim is governed by the five-year statute of limitations under Va. Code § 8.01-246; the Richmond Circuit Court ...

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Provider Scores Partial Win for DMAS Pay (access required)

A residential treatment provider for Medicaid patients wins its challenge to DMAS’ retraction of payment for a week’s services of “psycho-education” activities and for services provided by third parties for which the provider was not compensated, but the Richmond Circuit ...

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Sub Sues Over ‘Teaming Agreement’ Language (access required)

Language in the various provisions of the parties’ “Teaming Agreement” does not resolve whether defendant contracted to hire plaintiff as a subcontractor if awarded a contract, or if the parties had merely “agreed to agree,” and the Richmond Circuit Court ...

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