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December 4, 2017: What it is like to be a personal injury plaintiff

What It Is like to Be a Personal Injury Plaintiff In this Raising the Bar podcast, we explore what it is like to be a personal injury plaintiff.

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Legal Brief – Choosing Between Assisted Reproduction and Adoption

On this radio show sponsored by Creating a Family, Colleen Quinn, owner of the Adoption & Surrogacy Law Center at Locke & Quinn, joins host Dawn Davenport and Andrea Braverman, a therapist specializing infertility and alternative family building, to talk about “Choosing between Assisted Reproduction and Adoption.” For patients who have not been successful with […]

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Why Choose a Private Hospital?

Why Choose a Private Hospital? Did you know you are better protected in the event of medical negligence if you choose a private hospital instead of a public one? When selecting a hospital or medical provider for medical treatment – know there is a big difference in the ability to recover for medical negligence as […]

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Legal Brief – Automobile Liability

In this radio show segment, Colleen Quinn addresses the topic of automobile liability, including the comparison of Virginia’s contributory negligence (fault) system versus the comparative negligence systems of the majority of states. Colleen also explains the concept of “maximum medical improvement (MMI)” as well as “uninsured motorist insurance coverage” and “negligent entrustment” (when the keys […]

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Categories: Personal Injury

Legal Brief – Product Liability

Product liability law involves issues with anything available for purchase. Listen as attorney, Colleen Quinn discusses three primary types of product liability cases: defect in design, defect in manufacturing, or failure to warn of a potential danger. Colleen details examples of prior cases in each of these three areas including a case about an exploding […]

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Categories: Personal Injury

Legal Brief – Employment Law

Attorney Colleen Quinn discusses issues relating to employment law in Virginia including the hiring and firing of employees, workplace discrimination, and harassment. Quinn details which groups are protected under Virginia law from discrimination by their employer and what kind of accommodations employers have to provide disabled and other employees. Lastly, Quinn discusses sexual harassment in […]

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Categories: Employment Law

Legal Brief – Adoption Law

In this radio clip, attorney Colleen Quinn discusses adoption law and details the process of adopting a child. As President of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, Quinn is an expert in adoption law. Quinn answers questions regarding how one starts the adoption process, the differences between adopting domestically and internationally, and the average length […]

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Legal Brief – Surrogacy Law

In this radio clip, attorney Colleen Quinn talks about the legal aspects of surrogacy. Quinn is the current President of the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys and is recognized as an expert in surrogacy law. Quinn answers questions about how to choose a surrogate, what type of screening surrogates should receive and the […]

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VSU employees sue over pay inequity, sexual harassment

“Female members of Virginia State University’s faculty and staff have filed suit against the university and its governing board alleging gender-based pay disparities, sexual harassment and favoritism, and retaliation when they complained. The separate suits were filed in Richmond Circuit Court by Deborah Goodwyn, associate professor of languages and literature; Zoe Spencer, associate professor of […]

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Categories: Employment Law

Colleen Quinn Wins the Entrepreneur of the Year Award

2016 Women of Excellence Awards Colleen M. Quinn, an attorney and owner of Locke & Quinn, as well as the Quinn Law Centers (including the Adoption & Surrogacy Law Center and the Women’s Injury Law Center)…

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