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Monthly Archives: June 2007

Garbage truck crash results in $12M settlement

A newspaper carrier who was left a quadriplegic after a garbage truck collided with this 1990 Jeep Cherokee in Fairfax County has settled his claim for $12 million. Jerome Stewart has medical bills of more than $1 million and has ...

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Like moonshine through the pines?

Moonshine has a place in the popular imagination. There was Snuffy Smith, the outdated cartoon hillbilly who fought off “revenooers.” Then, there was “Thunder Road.” Not the Bruce Springsteen song off the “Born to Run” album – the 1958 Robert ...

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Brain-injured child receiveds $8.35M from mediation (access required)

Plaintiff, a 4-year-old child, was severely injured in an automobile accident when her mother’s car was broadsided while making a left turn on Tidewater Drive in Norfolk. The plaintiff alleged that the defendant driver, a weekend sportscaster for a local ...

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Broken leg, PTSD, depression result in $500K settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was involved in a two-vehicle wreck on February 23, 2006, on eastbound Route 60 in Powhatan. She was driving a 1998 Honda Civic and was struck by a 2000 Chevrolet 2500 pickup truck that pulled from a stop sign. ...

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Fairfax jury awards $200K for soft-tissue injuries (access required)

Plaintiff is a 39-year-old female airline attendant who was hit from behind in a motor vehicle accident. There was moderate property damage and plaintiff did not feel any pain until later that night. Plaintiff went to her primary physician and ...

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Civil Procedure – Voided Policy – Misrepresentations (access required)

On motion to reconsider, the trial court has reviewed an exhibit purportedly misconstrued in the court’s earlier ruling, but the court reaches the same conclusion declaring an insurance policy issued by plaintiff carrier to defendant void ab initio. In this ...

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Criminal – Child Pornography – Double Jeopardy (access required)

A defendant charged with crimes related to child pornography loses his double-jeopardy challenge to being prosecuted both on a federal charge of possession on June 28, 2004 of child pornography transported in interstate commerce and on a state charge of ...

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Tort – Defamation – Opinion v. Fact – Workplace Comments (access required)

A Fairfax Circuit Court denies a motion for reconsideration and orders a new trial in a defamation case based on statements about an ex-employee’s “conflicts with co-workers,” “work style” and departure “for another job that was more flexible.” The first ...

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