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Author Archives: Jason Boleman

Charlottesville jury awards $15M wrongful death verdict (access required)

A Charlottesville Circuit Court jury handed down a $15 million verdict to the mother and sister of a former University of Virginia lacrosse player murdered by her boyfriend in 2010. The jury awarded the verdict in Love v. Huguely on ...

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Sovereign immunity offers protection for doctor who treated DADC inmate (access required)

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The Supreme Court of Virginia affirmed a lower court’s ruling concluding that a doctor who treated inmates in a Virginia correctional center was protected by derivative sovereign immunity. The state’s high court also granted the doctor’s demurrer to a gross ...

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Senate Judiciary Committee advances Hanes as Eastern District nominee (access required)

Judge Elizabeth Hanes

The U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary on July 21 advanced the nomination of U.S. Magistrate Judge Elizabeth Hanes to fill a vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. The committee voted 15-7 to advance ...

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Workers’ Comp Commission releases annual report (access required)

The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission received more than 48,000 reported major workplace injuries and more than 69,000 minor workplace injuries last year. The numbers were revealed as part of the commission’s 2021 annual report, which was released July 25. Fairfax ...

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Tennessee consultant subject to jurisdiction in Virginia (access required)

A Tennessee consultant’s motion to dismiss in a breach of contract case has been denied by the Western District of Virginia. The federal court ruled it had personal jurisdiction because the consultant and a Virginia company had previously agreed to ...

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Richmond nonprofit honors 2 attorneys with alumni award (access required)

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A Richmond-based nonprofit honored two attorneys, including an Arlington corporate counsel attorney, with its annual alumni award earlier this summer. The Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, or LCLD, awarded its 8th annual Rick Palmore LCLD Alumni Award to Patrick Fang ...

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Petersburg city attorney appointed to Virginia Criminal Justice Services Board (access required)

Petersburg City Attorney Anthony C. Williams has been appointed to the Virginia Criminal Justice Services Board, one of six people Gov. Glenn Youngkin appointed to the board on July 12. Williams served as city attorney for Winchester prior to taking ...

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VWCC chairman selected as VP of association board (access required)

The chairman of the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission has been named vice president of the Southern Association of Workers’ Compensation Administrators’ Board, according to a release from the VWCC.

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