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Monthly Archives: May 2009

Contract – Contractor License – Fraud – Damages (access required)

A homeowner who won a default judgment against defendant contractor who falsely told her he had a Class A contractor’s license has proven damages with unrebutted expert testimony from a licensed contractor who reviewed the contract at issue and the ...

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Domestic Relations – Spousal Support – Terms Of Mandate (access required)

A husband cannot challenge wife’s spousal support award for the second time on appeal by arguing the trial court did not follow this court’s mandate when it reconsidered the support award without holding an evidentiary hearing and simply reset support ...

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Large countertop falls on customer at IKEA – $3,200,000 Verdict (access required)

Five large countertops, weighing a total of over 350 pounds, in the as-is section of IKEA were leaned up against a tall cabinet for display. Zeng, 35 years old, was nearby when they suddenly fell onto her. She suffered comminuted ...

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Criminal – Burglary Tools – Screwdriver (access required)

The Court of Appeals affirms defendant’s conviction for possession of burglary tools based on police discovery of a screwdriver left at the scene where defendant and two other men allegedly attempted to break into a house by using the screwdriver ...

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Criminal – Appeal Perfection – Misdemeanor Conviction (access required)

A defendant convicted of a misdemeanor offense under Va. Beach City Code § 23-7.1, for failure to provide correct identification to an officer, and a felony offense arising from the same incident, did not perfect his appeal of the misdemeanor ...

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Tractor-trailer rear-ender causes herniated disk – $400,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a long distance truck driver, was rear-ended by another tractor trailer on Interstate 64 in Norfolk. He sustained a herniated thoracic disk. Plaintiff’s treating physician opined that he needed surgery. The defendant hired an expert neurosurgeon who had believed ...

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Employment – Long-Term Disability – Truck Driver’s Heart Attack (access required)

A Roanoke U.S. District Court upholds an employee benefits plan’s denial of long-term disability benefits to a long haul truck driver who suffered a heart attack while operating a tractor-trailer near Columbus, Ohio. A letter from claimant’s treating physician stated ...

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Civil Procedure – Prejudgment Interest – Insurance Contribution (access required)

Whether the Harrisonburg U.S. District Court applies Virginia law or Tennessee law, it concludes that plaintiff Admiral Insurance Company is entitled to 6 percent prejudgment interest accruing from the date when Admiral transferred from its account its contribution to the ...

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