Author Archives: Virginia Lawyers Weekly

Million-Dollar Settlements of 2017 (1-28) (access required)


Virginia Lawyers Weekly presents the survey of “Million-Dollar Settlements of 2017.” This annual compilation recaps big settlements from across the commonwealth for the previous year. When this feature was published last month, it did not include several late-filed settlements and ...

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VSB gives details on voluntary pro bono reporting (access required)


On Feb. 27, the Supreme Court of Virginia approved a new provision requesting that each active Virginia State Bar member report their pro bono hours and/or financial contribution in support of pro bono legal services on their annual dues statement. VLW reported on ...

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McConnell receives family law achievement award (access required)

Fairfax County attorney J. Patrick McConnell has been named the 2018 winner of the Betty A. Thompson Lifetime Achievement Award by the Virginia State Bar’s Family Law Section. The award by the section’s board of governors recognizes attorneys who have made ...

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Plaintiff suffered TBI, settles for $1.5 million – $1.5 Million Settlement (access required)

This was a negligent action that settled during mediation. Plaintiff sustained a mild traumatic brain injury. The remaining facts are confidential. [18-T-011] Type of action: Personal Injury Tried before: Mediation Date resolved: May 8, 2017 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: ...

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Appendicitis goes unreported initially, leads to complications – $1.5 Million Verdict (access required)

On Aug. 15, 2016, Alexander Nelson underwent a colonoscopy after which he suffered abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. The next day, Aug. 16,  Nelson saw his gastroenterologist who referred him to the Lewis-Gale Medical Center Emergency Department for a CT ...

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