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E-filing market open with new app (access required)

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After years of delay and planning, a Virginia Supreme Court-designed electronic filing system is finally rolling out this month, as other courts cautiously dip toes in the water by using private vendors to provide the interface between the courthouse and ...

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Consent to terminate pregnancy at issue in med mal case – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff underwent a medical termination of pregnancy and bilateral tubal ligation procedure. She claimed she consented to the procedures due to a heart condition, which she subsequently learned did not exist. The defendant OB/GYN physician maintained the plaintiff herself requested ...

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City Worker Can Grieve Discipline, But Not Discharge (access required)

Although the former assistant director of a victim/witness assistance program may grieve her discipline for violating an office policy on rental car use, she may not grieve her dismissal, as grievance of termination for “special project” employees such as plaintiff ...

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Plaintiff shot by third party on commercial premises – $3,000,000 Settlement (access required)

This commercial premises liability case involved recovery for independent third party criminal acts. The plaintiff suffered gunshot wounds to the abdomen and chest, minor kidney damage and post-traumatic stress disorder. [13-T-048] Type of action: Personal injury – premises liability Injuries ...

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Goiter misdiagnosed as COPD – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff alleges that the defendant, a family practice physician, failed to properly and timely diagnose a goiter, and failed to timely refer him to a surgeon. He also alleges that the defendant misdiagnosed him with COPD and incorrectly treated him ...

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Untreated blood infection led to quadriplegia – $2,500,000 Verdict (access required)

The decedent, age 52, was admitted to the hospital with a normal white blood cell count, which started rising and went untreated with antibiotics. Defendant explored the GI etiology but not the infectious process, which required a simple blood culture ...

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Child who suffered burns has guaranteed payout of $3.5M – $3,000,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff, age 7, was playing in his family’s yard in Chesapeake in March 2010 when he came in contact with a communications cable that had been left on plaintiff’s property by the defendant. The plaintiff touched the cable in ...

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Failure to treat kidney stone results in sepsis, necrosis – $2,750,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, age 71, began seeing defendant urologist in June 2008. The doctor identified a 6mm kidney stone and told the plaintiff it would pass. The following month the plaintiff went to the emergency room with renal colic, as the stone ...

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Housing authority’s appraisal was not just compensation, jury rules – $3,756,250 Verdict (access required)

Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority condemned a 50,000 square foot parcel of land at the corner of Killam and 39th Street in Norfolk, originally offering the property owner $2,080,000 as just compensation for the property. The land acquired by the ...

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