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Workers' Comp – Failure To Maintain Insurance – Civil Penalty (access required)

Appellant cab company is an employer subject to the Workers’ Compensation Act since it employs four to six employees – a factual finding supported by the company president’s testimony, and the cab company is required by law to maintain workers’ ...

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Workers' Comp – Occupational Disease – Change In Condition – Limitations (access required)

A claimant’s entitlement to sick leave due to missing work for a medical appointment for a routine stress echocardiogram was not a “change in condition” within the meaning of the two-year statute of limitations period under Code Sect. 65.2-708, and ...

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Contested rear-ender on I-85 settled through mediation (access required)

Plaintiff trucker rear-ended defendant trucker at night on Interstate 85 in Brunswick County. Plaintiff alleged that the defendant stopped in an unsafe manner on the shoulder with a few feet of his trailer hanging into the Plaintiff’s lane of travel. ...

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Crash after cocaine, Xanax useresults in punitive damages (access required)

The defendant had spent several hours smoking crack cocaine, followed by taking Xanax that had not been prescribed. She then received a prescribed dose of methadone. Driving home, she blacked out and crashed into the back of the vehicle in ...

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Federal declaratory judgment actionresults in finding of UIM coverage (access required)

On September 16, 2004, Bundy, a resident of Connecticut, was driving a tractor trailer on Interstate 295 in Henrico County early in the morning. The tractor trailer was owned by a Connecticut corporation. Bundy was operating it with permission. Bundy ...

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Long-running traffic case ends with $700,000 jury verdict (access required)

James Snavely was a driver in two accidents that occurred within three days of each other. The first involved a T-bone accident spinning around his family van. His daughter was taken to the hospital although Mr. Snavely, while indicating he ...

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Workers' comp burn claim, Medicare set-aside settled (access required)

The claimant sustained second- and third-degree burns to his torso, upper extremities, face and neck on August 10, 2000, when an electric panel exploded as he was replacing a breaker. The claimant underwent multiple surgical procedures including skin grafts and ...

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Beach judges lodge VSB complaint against prosecutor (access required)

Virginia Beach Commonwealth’s Attorney Harvey L. Bryant III says that the city’s nine circuit judges misquoted him in filing an ethics complaint against him with the Virginia State Bar. However, those judges might not see much of a distinction between ...

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Lender conduct leads to defamation claim (access required)

A mortgage borrower can sue a lender for defamation after the lender failed to pass along the borrower’s correct address when transferring the loan to a loan servicing company. U.S. District Judge Gerald Bruce Lee said in Rockwell v. GreenPoint ...

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Woman wins $12.2M verdict for slip-and-fall outside store (access required)

Slip-and-fall cases are a staple of personal injury law practice, even though verdicts of more than few thousand dollars are relatively rare. Because of the limited physical impact from a fall, truly catastrophic injuries seldom occur. A seven-figure verdict would ...

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