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Monthly Archives: May 2007

Criminal – Robbery – Firearm – Cell Phone Possession (access required)

Although defendant claimed he purchased a woman’s cell phone, taken from her at gunpoint when a man entered her car and robbed her, from a man named “Skeet,” there was sufficient evidence to convict defendant of robbery of the woman ...

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Domestic Relations – Equitable Distribution – Pension (access required)

A husband who worked for Western Electric, then AT&T, and several successors to that company, for 34 years and one month, cannot limit wife’s share of his pension by claiming the amount he received during a transition from working for ...

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Domestic Relations – PSA Enforcement – Standing (access required)

A daughter who claimed she was a third-party beneficiary of her divorced parents’ property settlement agreement, which called for the parents to establish a limited liability company to take ownership of certain real estate to be preserved for the parties’ ...

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Traffic Offenses – Felony Reckless Driving – Revoked License – Confrontation Clause – DMV Transcript (access required)

At defendant’s trial for felony reckless driving while his license was revoked after having twice been convicted of DUI, the trial court did not err in admitting defendant’s Department of Motor Vehicles transcript, over his Confrontation Clause objection, to prove ...

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Workers' Comp – Med Pay – Limitations (access required)

A school bus driver who injured her back, hip and elbow on the job and who was told by a representative of the school that the school would pay her medical bills and “would handle everything,” is entitled to continued ...

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Defendants win verdict in defective bolt case (access required)

This lawsuit involved a former Dominion Virginia Power lineman who claimed he fell out of a loader backhoe because of an improperly designed door and an improperly manufactured component part. As a result of the fall, Plaintiff suffered injuries to ...

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Disc tear from rear-ender settled in Loudoun for $43k (access required)

Plaintiff, a 31-year old conference planning manager, was injured when the vehicle in which she was sitting was struck from behind in a three-car collision. The defendant was attempting to make a lane change out of the plaintiff’s lane and ...

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Jury rejects claimof morphine overdose (access required)

The decedent, a 49-year-old, profoundly mentally retarded resident of a state facility, died within approximately two hours of receiving a 15mg dose of morphine. An autopsy was performed and although the initial suspected cause of death was acute hemorrhagic pancreatitis, ...

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Persistent mediation results in bus death settlement (access required)

Decedent, a 14-year-old middle school student, was killed on Jan. 2, 2006, after exiting a school bus. The bus driver failed to activate the bus’s amber warning lights as the bus approached decedent’s stop and the red warning lights once ...

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Plastic surgeon not liable for failing to detect cancer (access required)

Plaintiff’s decedent was 62 years old when he first saw defendant, a plastic surgeon, on May 20, 2003, for decubitus ulcer on the right buttock consistent with a deep abscess. Although active, plaintiff was paraplegic and had been so for ...

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