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Monthly Archives: September 2010

Driver suffers shoulder, back injuries in intersection crash – $115,000 Verdict (access required)

This case arose out of a motor vehicle collision that occurred at the intersection of Rollingwood Road and Courthouse Road in Spotsylvania County on April 27, 2008. Prior to impact, the plaintiff driver had been stopped at a red light ...

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Legal Destination: Lawyers, Virginia

No signpost marks rural Lawyers, Va., but the tiny community once played host to attorneys and judges as they traveled on horseback and train from courthouse to courthouse. In a series on “Legal Destinations,” VLW has highlighted various locations of ...

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Criminal – Construction Fraud – Incomplete Renovation – Intent (access required)

Although defendant contractor had not ordered kitchen cabinets when he told a homeowner that he needed a $1,500 draw from her construction loan because the cabinets were on order, this false statement was not sufficient to prove the contractor had ...

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Sanctions ordered for ‘frivolous’ foreclosure suit (access required)

An Alexandria lawyer who has filed numerous lawsuits challenging Northern Virginia foreclosures and evictions has been hit with nearly $10,000 in sanctions by a Fairfax Circuit judge who found the allegations of one action “frivolous.” It’s not the first imposition ...

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Negligence – Tractor-Trailer Accident – Discovery – Fifth Amendment (access required)

In this wrongful death suit arising from the collision of an 18-wheel tractor-trailer with a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan on I-81in Wythe County, a magistrate judge for the Abingdon U.S. District Court allows the truck driver to invoke his Fifth ...

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