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Monthly Archives: December 2009

Pedestrian suffers knee injury when hit by car in crosswalk – $70,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff is a 73-year-old retired engineer who was exiting a store in Culpeper after buying flowers for his wife’s grave. He and his daughter were walking in the pedestrian crosswalk when they were struck by a vehicle, causing them to ...

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78-year-old housewife killed in head-on collision – $1,750,000 Settlement (access required)

The case stemmed from a two-car accident on a residential street in Roanoke. Plaintiff’s decedent, a housewife, age 78, was alone in her car driving to the grocery store when she was struck head-on by a car driven by an ...

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Domestic Relations – Spousal Support Reduction – Physician’s Reduced Hours  (access required)

A 62-year-old physician who wants to reduce his work hours because he is being treated for hypertension and osteoarthritis in his hands and feet has his monthly spousal support payment reduced by a Norfolk Circuit Court from $2,900 to $2,000 ...

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Consumer Protection – Auto Towing & Storage – Protected Transaction (access required)

A Honda owner can sue defendant body shop under the Virginia Consumer Protection Act for selling her 2007 Honda, for towing and storage fees after it towed the car at the request of the Norfolk Police Department after the vehicle ...

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2009: The Year in Review (access required)

It was a tough year that most people – and most lawyers and law firms – will be glad to consign to the dustbin of history. According to the University of Virginia law school survey we wrote about just last ...

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Creditor’s Rights – Confessed Judgment – Asphalt Purchase  (access required)

A Fairfax Circuit Court sets aside a confessed judgment against defendant Bud & The Boyz Construction because the required language of Virginia’s confessed judgment statute, Va. Code § 8.01-433.1, appears in the original credit agreement but does not appear in ...

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Real Estate – Easement – Riparian Rights – Dock Construction  (access required)

Although defendant property owners may have an easement to dig a canal, current environmental regulations would not allow a canal, but a Fairfax Circuit Court says the rule of “use for all reasonable purposes” of the right-of-way would allow construction ...

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Domestic Relations – Equitable Distribution – Life Insurance Policies – Spousal Support  (access required)

A Fairfax Circuit Court denies wife’s request for equitable distribution of two life insurance policies purchased by husband in the early ‘70s, worth about $30,000 together, as she has not shown the policies are even partially marital property; the court ...

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