Tag Archives: Judge Clarence N. Jenkins Jr.

Collateral estoppel bars legal malpractice claim (access required)

Where a federal jury determined that plaintiff knowingly violated the False Claims Act despite her argument that she relied on the advice of counsel in good faith, plaintiff is collaterally estopped from suing the law firm for malpractice in state ...

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Va. Cir.: Owner should have known hazard of unmarked step (access required)

After tripping and injuring herself on her way out of a commercial building, a plaintiff won a $60,000 verdict against the building’s owner. The jury found that the step was in an unsafe condition that the owner should have known ...

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Plaintiff claims surgeon should have used different instrument – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was 54 years old when he first presented to defendant otolaryngologist in November 2003 for symptoms of occasional difficulty swallowing and choking and complaints of spitting out undigested food due to a Zenker’s diverticulum (“ZD”). Defendant repaired the diverticulum ...

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