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Monthly Archives: December 2007

#7 – Gray v. Rhodes (access required)

$4.5 million Type of Case: Wrongful death, excessive force by police officer Court: Charlottesville Circuit Court Attorneys: Richard Armstrong, Deborah C. Wyatt Summary: Frederick Gray was shot and killed by Charlottesville police officer Amos Chiarappa during an altercation in an ...

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#6 – Massey Coal Sales Company Inc. v. Ontario Power Generation Inc. (access required)

$4.8 million Type of Case: Breach of contract Court: U.S. District Court, Richmond Attorneys: Brian C. Riopelle, David E. Finkelson Summary: Massey failed to deliver 154,820 tons of coal to a Canadian utility at a contract price of $33.50 per ton ...

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#5 – Commonwealth Transportation Commissioner v. Saul (access required)

$5.2 million Type of Case: Condemnation Court: Loudoun County Circuit Court Attorneys: A. Hugo Blankingship Jr., Paul B. Terpak Summary: The Virginia Department of Transportation acknowledged that the property owner was entitled to about $3.6 million to acquire eight acres ...

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#4 – Frank v. Carolina Coach Co. (access required)

$5.6 million Type of Case: Personal injury, motor vehicle collision Court: Norfolk Circuit Court Attorneys: Irvin V. Cantor, Lewis T. Stoneburner Summary: Army Staff Sgt. Melonie Frank was driving west on Interstate 64 to visit her parents before a second ...

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#3 – DePaoli v. Vacation Sales Associates LLC (access required)

$7.7 million Type of Case: Retaliation for filing age and sex discrimination claim Court: U.S. District Court, Norfolk Attorney: John M. Loeschen Summary: Pamela L. DePaoli, a time-share sales manager, contended that her employer fired her because she had complained ...

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#2 – Chu v. Mongold (access required)

$8 million Type of Case: Wrongful death, motor vehicle collision Court: Fairfax County Circuit Court Attorney: Gregory L. Murphy Summary: David Chu, a senior at Oakton High School, was killed when a truck driver for Danella Companies Inc., a road ...

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#1 – Jones v. John Crane Inc. (access required)

$10.4 Million  Type of Case: Wrongful death, mesolthelioma Court: Newport News Circuit Court Attorney: Robert R. Hatten Summary: Garland Jones developed mesothelioma in July 2004 and died from the disease in July 2005 at age 60. His attorneys contended that ...

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Supreme Court to hear toxic mold case

After a judge took away a $760,000 jury verdict from a family allegedly injured by toxic mold, plaintiffs’ attorney David S. Bailey remained optimistic. “It just means I’ve got to wait another year” for the Supreme Court of Virginia to ...

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SCC seat becomes hot topic on hill

Suddenly a seat on the State Corporation Commission is a hot item of discussion on Capitol Hill. Two potential candidates have backed out and names of four others are being floated, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Gov. Tim Kaine announced ...

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