The Medical Society of Virginia will spend the next year focusing on mental health wellness programs for physicians, according to the group’s new president. Dr. Arthur J. Vayer Jr. was installed as the 200th president of the physician advocacy group ...Read More »
Claire Gastañaga, executive director of ACLU, to retire
If anyone know what it means to do good, it’s Claire Gastañaga. The executive director of The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia announced she will retire from her position effective March 31, 2021, or as soon as a successor ...
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$127M suit filed against doctors, Cumberland Hospital for alleged abuse
Cumberland Children’s Hospital in New Kent County faces a $127 million lawsuit after 20 former patients and their families came forward alleging years of sexual and physical abuse. The nine-count lawsuit was filed in Richmond Circuit Court on Oct. 20. ...Read More »
Charges dismissed in capital murder case
A Louisa County judge dismissed all charges at trial against a man who once had faced a possible death sentence for murder. Darcel Murphy, 34, was accused of killing 43-year-old Kevin Robinson on March 30, 2016. Faced with the difficulty ...
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Getting the flu shot: 10 things to know
We’ve all heard talks of the “second wave” and how we need to prepare for an uptick of COVID-19 cases this winter. A rise in coronavirus cases means more people in the hospital and more COVID-19 patients for doctors and ...Read More »
Harassment claim based on acts of student
A Chesterfield County special education instructor can go forward with a hostile environment claim, based on alleged sexual harassment by a student. The employee brought the Title VII claim against the Chesterfield County School Board based on alleged groping by ...
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Alexandria firm helps families connect during COVID-19
An Alexandria law firm is helping residents of two local healthcare facilities stay in touch with their loved ones during COVID-19. Curcio Law is donating video conferencing devices as part of the seventh annual “Injury Board Day of Action” — ...
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Richmond diocese paying $6.3 million to sexual abuse victims
The Catholic Diocese of Richmond is paying $6.3 million to 51 people who were sexually abused as minors by clergy members, according to an Oct. 15 report on its website. In February, the Richmond diocese launched the Independent Reconciliation Program. From April 3 to May ...
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U.Va. law prof wins man his freedom via Zoom
A group of University of Virginia law students had a class they’ll never forget after witnessing their professor win a Louisiana man his freedom during a resentencing hearing via Zoom. “I’m never going to have a class this good again,” ...
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Staying active this fall
It seems as though staying active is just a bit easier during the summer. Even chores such as mowing the lawn and washing the car can be enjoyable when the weather is warm. But physical tasks can become significantly more ...
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