Quantcast
Home / 2008 / June (page 11)

Monthly Archives: June 2008

Negligence – Tractor-Trailer Wreck – Negligent Hiring – Independent Contractor (access required)

A tractor-trailer driver, who was injured when another tractor-trailer driver crossed the median and crashed head-on into plaintiff’s rig, can sue defendant trucking company on a theory of negligent hiring of an independent contractor, a Roanoke U.S. District Court holds. ...

Read More »

Criminal – Sentencing Enhancement – Firearms (access required)

A Norfolk U.S. District Court denies a defendant’s post-conviction motions, including his objection to a sentencing enhancement for defendant’s possession of a Bryco Arms 9mm handgun that he told a coconspirator that he needed “for protection.” Section 2D1.1(b)(1) of the ...

Read More »

Bankruptcy – Plan Confirmation – Denial – Ch. 13 (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court upholds a bankruptcy court’s denial of confirmation of appellants’ Chapter 13 plan, filed pro se but improperly completed and without a proposal to make any payments to creditors. The bankruptcy judge warned debtors their plan ...

Read More »

Civil Procedure – Younger Abstention – Schools – IDEA – Private School (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court decides to abstain from this suit by the Virginia Institute of Autism, a nonprofit corporation that operates a private day school for autistic students in Charlottesville, against the Virginia Department of Education, challenging the refusal ...

Read More »

Insurance – Duty To Defend – Proof Of Policy (access required)

In this declaratory judgment action filed by a carrier who contends its predecessor did not sell a commercial general liability policy to the predecessor of defendant company, who says it has CGL insurance to cover asbestos products liability lawsuits it ...

Read More »

Subcompact driver injured in collision with truck – $47,500 Verdict (access required)

On Aug. 3, 2005, 52-year-old Willnette Jackson’s Mazda Protégé was rear ended by defendant Thompson’s Ford F-250 pick-up truck after the plaintiff stopped to make a left turn. The Mazda, which sustained substantial damage, was pushed across the oncoming lane ...

Read More »

Civil Procedure – Venue Transfer – Confidential Information (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court transfers to the Southern District of West Virginia this action filed by plaintiff, who is a defendant in 120 med-mal actions filed by a Richmond, Va. law firm, who alleges that defendants, in the course ...

Read More »

Identity of wrong-way driver disputed in Goochland crash – Defense Verdict, $1,000,000 on counterclaim (access required)

This case involved a head-on collision. One driver was proceeding the wrong way on westbound I-64 in Goochland. Both drivers were killed either in the collision or the ensuing fires. Post-mortem alcohol screens demonstrated that plaintiff’s decedent was intoxicated and ...

Read More »

Civil Rights – Fraternity Recognition – Disciplinary Violations (access required)

Defendant George Mason University did not violate the constitutional rights of the Iota Xi Chapter of the Sigma Chi Fraternity by suspending the chapter for 10 years, based on findings of providing alcohol to minors and “sponsoring a party under ...

Read More »