A plaintiff allegedly trying to assume the loan obligations on a home owned by her late husband did not plausibly allege facts to support her breach-of-contract claims against the lender. The entity that conducted the foreclosure sale was dismissed as ...Read More »
A jury in Augusta County recently handed down a $3.5 million verdict in a medical malpractice suit involving the family of a woman who suffered a fatal stroke that went misdiagnosed. The $3.5 million award is unusual for a normally ...Read More »
On Aug. 27, Virginia Lawyers Weekly provided the results of the VLW 2018 Alternative Dispute Resolution Survey. This project provides information about ADR providers across Virginia. For a fee, participants had the opportunity to provide basic information about their ADR businesses ...Read More »
In a tale of true perseverance and persistence, a Virginia attorney managed to successfully garnish a $60,000 default judgement plus interest after using social media to track the defendant down. The default judgement was handed down in Virginia Beach Circuit ...Read More »
U.S. v. Gilliam, case No. 17-1642, June 25, 2018. 4th Cir. (Diaz), from EDSC at Charleston (Seymour). Wyatt B. Durrette Jr. for Appellant; Julie Ciamporcero Avetta for Appellees. VLW No. 018-2-136, 16 pp. Download as a PDF Read other 4th Circuit ...Read More »
Virginia Court of Appeals Judge Rossie D. Alston Jr. soon will be nominated officially by President Trump to succeed U.S. District Judge Gerald Bruce Lee on the Eastern District federal bench. Trump announced June 7 his intent to nominate a ...Read More »
By Erik Barnes In determining when courts may, must or should appoint a guardian ad litem, many factors come into play — the Constitution, statutes, the common law, and the Rules of the Supreme Court of Virginia. Guardians ad litem are appointed ...Read More »
A recent workers’ compensation claim settled for almost $4 million, making it one of the largest comp settlements in the state. To date, Virginia Lawyers Weekly has reported one other larger workers’ comp settlement, with the claimant in that case ...
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A jury in Wise County returned a defense verdict for an emergency room doctor in late February after a patient filed a medical malpractice suit seeking millions of dollars in damages. The plaintiff, Michael Mitchell, presented to the emergency department ...
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A Roanoke jury recently awarded $1.5 million to a Virginia man who suffered a series of injuries as a result of a radiologist’s negligence. The plaintiff was seen at LewisGale Medical Center’s emergency room complaining of abdominal pains, nausea and ...Read More »