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Monthly Archives: June 2010

Lumber truck drops load in path of driver, passenger – $2,500,000 Settlement and $160,000 Verdict (access required)

Two women traveling in the same motor vehicle were injured when the defendant’s truck dropped its load of lumber directly into their path on a rural road in Pittsylvania County. Both parties filed suit against the trucking company. The 47-year-old ...

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Patient alleges failure to diagnose compartment syndrome – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Dec. 4, 2006, plaintiff underwent a prostatectomy in the supine position. Following the prostatectomy, plaintiff developed right leg pain and plaintiff’s urologist asked the defendant vascular surgeon to consult. Defendant examined plaintiff on Dec. 6 and noted that plaintiff ...

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Donors allege fraud in gift for orphanage – $722,223 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiffs contended that the defendant, an attorney, defrauded them by inducing them to give him $220,000 to establish and fund an orphan missionary project in Malawi. Following receipt of the couple’s $220,000, the defendant sent them a charitable receipt and ...

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Stress management: The recession turns up the dial (access required)

As you inhale deeply and exhale slowly, imagine a favorite place — a screened porch perfect for sipping mint juleps, an isolated beach shielded by the comforting glow of the setting sun in Maui, perhaps. Anywhere but here and now, ...

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Domestic Relations – Spousal Support – Marital Debt (access required)

A Roanoke County Circuit Court says a couple divorcing after 17 years of marriage, with no children but extensive debt, will divide the debt remaining after they sold the marital home at a loss, and wife, who earns $44,500 per ...

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Civil Procedure – P.I. Case – Impeachment – Felony Record – Disability Removal (access required)

A p.i. plaintiff cannot keep defendant in this motor vehicle accident case from mentioning plaintiff’s 30-year-old drug convictions even though the governor removed political disabilities arising from the prior convictions, a Fairfax Circuit Court says in this case of first ...

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Criminal – Sexually Violent Predator – Conditional Release – Interstate Supervision (access required)

A defendant convicted of rape, forcible sodomy and attempted sodomy, who has sought but not received treatment during his incarceration and who can be released to the custody of his mother who lives in rural Illinois, may pursue conditional release ...

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Negligence – Construction Worker – Independent Contractor (access required)

A landowner who hired an independent contractor to dig under a highway right-of-way, with VDOT permission, to connect a waterline to a business, cannot be sued for negligence in the death of a sub’s construction worker, who was killed when ...

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