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After rear-ender, causation of extensive treatment disputed – $735,000 Settlement (access required)

On March 2, 2012, the plaintiff was stopped at a red light at the 3100 block of Shore Drive in Virginia Beach. The defendant was driving at approximately 30 miles per hour behind the defendant and rear-ended her vehicle. While ...

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Man with jerking condition spilled scalding coffee on himself – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a 46-year-old male, was an inpatient at the hospital due to an acute COPD exacerbation when he spilled coffee on his lap and burned himself. Plaintiff also had myoclonus, or involuntary jerking movements of the upper extremities, due to ...

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Continued use of bone needle caused foot drop – $1,750,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 35-year-old male, was transported to the emergency department with complaints of syncope, chest pain and shortness of breath. A CT scan revealed bilateral pulmonary emboli. He suffered acute respiratory failure requiring resuscitation in the ED. An intraosseous catheter ...

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Harmon succeeds Cullen as McGuireWoods chair (access required)

Richmond attorney Jonathan P. Harmon has been elected to follow Richard Cullen as chair of McGuireWoods LLP. Harmon was elected Monday by the firm’s board of partners, which also named J. Tracy Walker IV to succeed Thomas E. Cabaniss as ...

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Virginia Tort Claims Act used in defamation suit – $125,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff alleged in a complaint filed pursuant to the Virginia Torts Claims Act that a report published online by a state agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia in March 2013 defamed her. The jury found that the defendant had committed ...

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