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Tag Archives: Legal Malpractice

Roanoke lawyer faces $742K judgment for botched divorce (access required)

A Roanoke lawyer is defending collection actions on a six-figure judgment after alleged lapses in a divorce action and a resulting legal malpractice lawsuit, according to his client’s new lawyer and Virginia State Bar allegations. Charles “C.J.” Covati undermined his ...

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Plaintiff sues firm for malpractice in 1997 workers’ comp case — $500,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was born in 1977 and was a part-time worker for XYZ Corporation in Washington, D.C. On Jan. 31, 1997, plaintiff was seriously injured allegedly because of a defectively designed bridge plate between a side-loading trailer and the XYZ loading ...

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Lawyer falsely claimed coverage (access required)

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A lawyer who allowed his client’s personal injury lawsuit to be tossed out of court for failure to serve process – and who falsely claimed to have malpractice coverage – has been suspended from Virginia practice for a year and ...

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SCV: Expert necessary to support legal malpractice claim (access required)

A plaintiff needed to produce an expert to prove her former attorneys failed to exercise reasonable care, skill, and dispatch. She said counsel had caused her personal injury claim to become time-barred by suing the wrong entity. Background Plaintiff Gigi ...

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Under the microscope (access required)

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A Richmond fed­eral judge has unsealed specif­ics of legal mal­practice claims leveled against Richmond-based law firm of LeClairRyan PC in connection with the federal prosecution and bankruptcy of Health Di­agnostic Laboratory Inc. Approving LeClairRyan’s $20.375 million settlement of those claims, ...

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Law firm gave inaccurate advice on FDA-compliant labeling – $200,000 Settlement (access required)

The claim was by a start-up food science company on the west coast. The compa­ny hired a large D.C. law firm to review its ingredients la­bels for a proprietary, physician-formulat­ed supplement aimed at upper respiratory infections. The prod­uct did not ...

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