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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On June 9, a Virginia State Bar Fifth District-Section I Subcommittee imposed a public reprimand with terms on Vienna lawyer Charles J. Swedish for violating professional rules that govern diligence, communication, and safekeeping property. This discipline was an agreed disposition ...

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Law as a contact sport?

The war metaphors for testy litigation are many: Battle, fight, skirmish, all-out assault. And trial lawyer-warriors sometimes get too pumped up. In Richmond, about 20 years ago, a prosecutor and a defense lawyer took all the battle talk one step ...

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Disk, shoulder injury alleged during gastric bypass surgery – Motion to strike granted (access required)

Plaintiff alleged that defendant bariatric surgeon was negligent during plaintiff’s gastric bypass surgery and caused plaintiff to sustain injuries to her right shoulder. Plaintiff asserted a theory of res ipsa loquitur to support her contentions of medical negligence. She presented ...

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