Author Archives: Virginia Lawyers Weekly

Fulton to receive professionalism award (access required)

Norfolk Circuit Judge Junius P. Fulton III will receive the Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Award from the Virginia State Bar Criminal Law Section next month. The award honors members of the legal community for contributions to the improvement of the criminal justice system. For more than ...

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‘Influential Women of Law’ for 2020 named


Virginia Lawyers Weekly, in partnership with four statewide bar groups, has announced the 2020 class of “Influential Women of Law.” This awards program, now in its second year, honors women attorneys and judges for their excellent work on behalf of ...

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Ashwell named as chief deputy AG (access required)

Roanoke lawyer Erin B. Ashwell has been selected as the next chief deputy attorney general, to replace Cynthia E. Hudson who is returning to private practice. The change, effective Feb. 10, was announced Jan. 6 by the office of Attorney ...

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Baby died, mother suffered stroke during delivery – $3 million settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, an expectant mother, presented to the labor and delivery unit of a Virginia hospital with signs of fetal abruption and preeclampsia. Despite warning signs in the fetal heart monitoring strips, no action was taken to deliver the baby. After ...

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Student thrown from car in wreck on drive home for summer – $450,000 settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a Tidewater peninsula resident, was a passenger driving home from college for summer break when the host driver lost control in South Carolina on Interstate 95. Plaintiff was ejected and suffered a clavicle fracture. Plaintiff needed emergency flight medical ...

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Truck driver ran red light, woman had concussion – $400,000 settlement (access required)

On Sept. 13, 2007, the plaintiff had picked up her 18-year-old son from school and was driving home when she stopped for a red traffic signal on Miles Avenue at Winston Churchill Drive in Hopewell. As the defendant, driving a ...

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Woman died during elective spine surgery – $1.6 million verdict (access required)

This case arose out of the cardiac arrest and subsequent death of decedent, a 75-year-old woman during elective spine surgery. Plaintiff claimed that she suffered cardiac arrest as a result of hypovolemic shock from blood loss during the procedure that ...

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