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Monthly Archives: August 2007

Liability admitted in stoplight crash – $27,500 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff, a 24-year-old male, was involved in a Dec. 31, 2004, motor vehicle collision on Route 3 in Fredericksburg. The defendant ran a red light, resulting in a hard impact collision with the plaintiff’s vehicle. Liability was admitted shortly ...

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Soft-tissue injuries claimed in Chesterfield rear-ender – $35,000 Verdict (access required)

On Jan. 30, 2004, James Setterholm was traveling southbound on Jefferson Davis Highway in Chesterfield County when his 2002 Silverado pickup truck was rear-ended at high speed by a Ford van operated by Jesus Tores. After impact, plaintiff Setterholm’s truck ...

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Utility files for request for rate increase – Verdict – Dismissed (access required)

Delmarva claimed that the Virginia State Corporation Commission violated the Supremacy Clause of the U. S. Constitution by refusing to impose a federal filed rate on Delmarva’s utility customers as Delmarva had requested. This rate would have resulted in an ...

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Lawyer has duty to keep case on docket (access required)

A Newport News circuit judge has ruled that an attorney has an obligation to take affirmative action to keep a general district court civil case on the docket if he fails to get service on the defendant. Judge H. Vincent ...

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?Fugitive' father forfeits appeal (access required)

A father has forfeited his right to appeal custody rulings by refusing to comply with court orders to return the child to his mother. In a first-impression decision, the Virginia Court of Appeals applied the “fugitive disentitlement doctrine” to hold ...

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Condo buyers, facing slower market, stuck with investments (access required)

Some condominium purchasers in Northern Virginia, especially those who bought the condos as investments, are trying to get out of their contracts by contending that they violate the federal Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act. In some instances, the buyers ...

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