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Retained urnings (access required)


A Roanoke woman says the funeral home that handled her husband’s remains ignored its promise to give separate ash urns to estranged family members. She claims in a lawsuit that the home gave both urns to a stepdaughter who now ...

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Top podcasts for lawyers (access required)


Podcasts have been around for decades now, but it was only recently that lawyers really began to take notice of them. The “Serial” podcast’s fame helped expand the reach of podcasts, both among the general public and lawyers. Since then, ...

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Man’s liver damaged during operation – $1 Million Settlement (access required)

During a laparoscopic cholyocystomy the surgeon caused extensive vasobiliary injuries, as evidenced by the imaging and post-surgical repairs: (1) The right hepatic artery was truncated very high, just beyond its origin; this vessel supplies the majority of oxygenated blood to ...

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Same-sex horseplay backs hostile environment claim (access required)


Even though a plaintiff male employee admitted his male workplace tormenter was not homosexual, the co-worker’s alleged persistent, sexually charged harassment was enough to let a Title VII hostile work environment claim go to trial, a federal judge has ruled. ...

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Prosecutor faces VSB ethics charges (access required)


A Virginia prosecutor has been charged by a Virginia State Bar disciplinary panel with “dishonesty and misrepresentation” in concealing information about a police drug informant. The case against Joseph W. Lee III, formerly with the Portsmouth commonwealth’s attorney’s office, marks ...

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Calculating lost profits: an overview (access required)


Commercial damages can occur in breach of contract and business tort cases and result in claims for lost profits or diminished business value. Intellectual property infringement, securities fraud and antitrust cases also can involve such loss claims. This article provides ...

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State agrees to treat inmate with Hepatitis C (access required)

Jail Cell Bars Prison FEA

Virginia inmates seeking treatment for Hepatitis C may have made progress with federal litigation, but – even after the state agreed to provide treatment for one prisoner – the state prison system’s overall treatment policy remains unclear. A federal judge ...

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