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Assistant steward hurt on vessel after fall on bunk ladder – $500,000 Settlement (access required)

A 32-year-old assistant steward was work­ing on a vessel owned by the U.S. but operat­ed by a civilian contractor. She was a union employee aboard the ship overseas when she fell in her stateroom while retrieving papers from the upper ...

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OB-GYN did not provide help for woman with miscarriage history – $800,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 23-year-old pregnant woman, pre­sented to her OB-GYN and reported a history of an incompetent cervix with a second trimester loss. Plaintiff became pregnant again and alleged that defendants were negligent for failing to place a prophylactic cerclage during ...

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Eveleigh receives Family Law Service Award

Virginia Beach attorney Cheshire I’Anson Eveleigh will receive the 2017 Family Law Service Award presented by the Virginia State Bar’s Family Law Section. Eveleigh is chair of the Virginia Family Law Coalition, secretary of the Virginia Chapter of the American Academy ...

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Tate honored for mentorship

Abingdon trial lawyer Mary Lynn Tate has been awarded the Prof. W. McKinley Smiley Jr. Lighthouse Award by the Southern Trial Lawyers Association. The annual award recognizes lawyers for work in the fields of academics, legal scholarship and advocacy teaching ...

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Condo to receive family law award

Fairfax County family law practitioner Joseph A. Condo has been named the 2017 recipient of the Betty A. Thompson Lifetime Achievement Award by the Virginia State Bar’s Family Law Section. Condo is a former president of the Virginia State Bar and ...

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Moliterno honored for education leadership

Washington & Lee University Law Professor James E. Moliterno has been named the recipient of the William R. Rakes Leadership in Education Award from the Virginia State Bar Section on the Education of Lawyers in Virginia. Moliterno, the Vincent Bradford Professor of Law ...

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Foot injury from rearender required three surgeries – $500,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff is a 42-year-old female who was a passen­ger in a motor vehi­cle being operated by her husband, travelling east­bound on Route 7 in Fairfax Coun­ty. The defendant was operating his vehicle directly be­hind plaintiff when he collided with plaintiff’s ...

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