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Successor trustee recovers funds transferred from trustee – $3.3 Million Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, the successor trustee of a family trust, sued the defendant, the former trustee of the family trust, for transferring over five million dollars out of the family trust’s account at a federal credit union. Taking into account funds that ...

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Nursing home resident fell, died – $750,000 Settlement (access required)

Medical malpractice case of alleged personal injuries and wrongful death of 88-year-old resident due to fall. [18-T-137] Type of action: Medical Malpractice Injuries alleged: Personal Injuries and Wrongful Death Date resolved: Nov. 5, 2018 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $750,000.00 ...

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Important Opinions January – December 2018 (access required)


The “Important Opinions” that appear each week on the front page of Virginia Lawyers Weekly are those chosen by our editors as the most likely to impact law practice or a given subject area of law. Below is a listing, ...

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018-3-546 – Briggman v. Nexus Services (access required)

Briggman v. Nexus Services, Case No. 5:18-cv-00047, Dec. 11, 2018. WDVA at Harrisonburg (Urbanski). VLW No. 018-3-546, 15 pp. Download Full-Text Opinion

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018-2-233 – Mangum v. Hallembaek

Mangum v. Hallembaek, Case No. 17-7082, Dec. 12, 2018. 4th Cir. (Gregory), Appeal from USDC Eastern District of North Carolina. Amanda Lineberry, Kendall Burchard for Appellant; Michael Bredenburg for Appellee. VLW No. 018-2-233, 19 pp. Full-Text Opinion

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Infant died, mom took felony child neglect plea – Plea Agreement (access required)

Defendant, mother of a 24-day-old infant daughter and 2-year-old rambunctious son, left her two children in the care of their grandmother and met a friend for drinks. Grandmother returned children around midnight in healthy condition to the defendant at her ...

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Cardiac patient died during oral surgery – $1.15 Million Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff’s decedent was a 28-year-old wife and mother of two with a significant congenital heart condition resulting in a severely diminished ejection fraction, atrial flutter and non-ischemic cardiomyopathy. In January 2015, plaintiff’s decedent was referred to the defendant oral surgeon ...

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018-6-095 – McGinnis v. Commonwealth

McGinnis v. Commonwealth, Record No. 180055, Dec. 13, 2018. SCV (Koontz), From Va. Court of Appeals. VLW No. 018-6-095, 18 pp. Full-Text Opinion

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