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Monthly Archives: May 2007

Structured settlement reached for injuries from workplace fall (access required)

The claimant fell from a roof and suffered a spinal cord fracture resulting in paraplegia. The claimant also suffered injuries to both arms requiring surgery. The claimant is able to bathe, dress and self-catheterize. However, transfers in and out of ...

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Jury awards $450Kfor carpal tunnel injury (access required)

Plaintiff had carpal tunnel syndrome to both hands. She did not have money for the operation, but Dr. Robert Adelaar said that the operation was necessary to relieve her of this pain. He opined that she would have 10 percent ...

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Arbitration leads to settlementof claim of herniated disc (access required)

On September 29, 2003, plaintiff’s vehicle was rear ended by a dump truck while her vehicle was lawfully and properly stopped on Interstate 64 eastbound in Norfolk. Plaintiff suffered injuries to her neck that prevented her from working as a ...

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Jury finds for defenseon Magnuson-Moss claim (access required)

Plaintiff alleged that Ford Motor Company failed to conform his 2001 Ford F-250 to express and implied warranties in violation of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. This automobile warranty case was unusual because it was limited to the Magnuson-Moss Act. Most ...

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Roanoke trucking wreckresolved through mediation (access required)

While driving in the right northbound lane of Interstate 81 in Roanoke just before the on-ramp for I-581, defendant Wickstrom experienced a seizure that caused him to lose control of his car. He swerved to the right across the on-ramp, ...

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Heel fractures in falllead to comp settlement (access required)

The claimant was a sole proprietor of a construction company that had a contract with the city of Richmond to secure vacant and abandoned properties. On March 21, 2005, the roof above the porch of a dilapidated house collapsed as ...

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Civil 'shaken baby' case results in defense verdict (access required)

The plaintiff was a 3-month-old male infant who was placed in day care on May 15, 2001. On his second morning at the defendant day care provider, the child was lethargic and did not eat well. At around 1 p.m., ...

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Fairfax Judge Maxfield’s investiture set for Friday

The official investiture of Fairfax Circuit Judge Charles J. Maxfield is set for this Friday, May 18. The ceremony will be held at 4:00 p.m. in Courtroom 5E of the courts building. The Fairfax Bar Association will hold a reception ...

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The Weekly Recap

The following selected stories appeared in the Virginia Lawyers Weekly Daily E-Mail Alert from May 7 to May 11. The originating source of a story is indicated after the item. Please note that not all links may remain active. If ...

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Chicago ‘divorce’ billboard yanked down

The Chicago divorce law firm’s billboard that advised viewers, “Life’s short. Get a divorce,” is no more (See item below). City workers yanked it down earlier this week. But not on account of taste and not on account of objections ...

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