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Judge Lee A. Harris Jr.

Jul 8, 2019

CBD and THC-A oils approval properly granted

The Virginia Board of Pharmacy’s decision to approve Dharma Pharmaceuticals as a dispensary of CBD and THC-A oils was neither arbitrary nor capricious. A motion to dismiss New Age Care’s appeal of the administrative decision is granted. Ruling “The Court concludes that the General Assembly has authorized the ‘Board’ to make the ultimate decision in […]

Mar 8, 2016

Bar to get access to files of lawyer’s lawyers

Virginia State Bar officials investigating an ethics complaint against former state Del. Joe Morrissey will have full access to the files of Morrissey’s lawyers.

May 5, 2014

Jury: FAA doctor not liable for failure to diagnose prostate cancer – Defense Verdict

This medical malpractice case involved allegations of delayed diagnosis of prostate cancer. The plaintiff is a successful real estate developer and former state government official. He alleged that the defendant practice group’s physician was negligent in failing to diagnose his prostate cancer by ordering PSA testing or otherwise counseling him about monitoring his prostate health […]

Sep 16, 2013

Malicious Prosecution Claim Goes to Trial

In this suit for malicious prosecution, a grand jury finding of probable cause does not insulate a defendant who allegedly was not “truthful” in her complaints to police from liability for malicious prosecution; a finding of probable cause by a magistrate or grand jury may be pertinent or even convincing, but it is not dispositive […]

Apr 18, 2011

Intersection collision kills father and son in Henrico – $3,000,000 Verdict

The 52-year-old decedent was involved in a two-vehicle collision on Laburnum Avenue in Henrico County on March 3, 2009. Shortly before trial, the defendant admitted liability. At a failed mediation, the only offer was $700,000. There were no additional negotiations. During closing argument, defense counsel told the jury his client felt that $1,000,000 would be […]

Feb 28, 2011

Recusal can be a touchy moment for a lawyer

It can be a ticklish and touchy moment for a lawyer: the judge in a case has a conflict and needs to pass the file to a colleague. But whether, and how, to ask a judge to recuse herself can be a major source of heartburn. As it turns out, judges are much more likely […]

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