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Monthly Archives: September 2011

Verdict slashed, lawyer referred for discipline (access required)

A Charlottesville judge slashed a record wrongful death verdict by two-thirds and ordered sanctions against the plaintiff and his lawyer in the aftermath of a hotly contested trial. Circuit Court Judge Edward L. Hogshire also referred Charlottesville lawyer Matthew B. ...

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Argument over remote results in death of elderly man – $550,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff’s decedent, a 79-year-old retired Fairfax County substitute school teacher and railroad conductor, got into a verbal argument with his FiOS technician over the adequacy of instructions on how to operate his new remote control after his Vienna home had ...

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Five carriers contribute limits to pedestrian hit at car wash – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was replacing a cover on his SUV at a car wash when defendant, who said she was blinded by the sun, struck him and pinned him between his vehicle and hers. He suffered multiple, comminuted fractures of his pelvis ...

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Motorcyclist injured in crash on private road at raceway – $750,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was at Virginia International Raceway to compete in motorcycle races. While on his way to the tech building in the paddock area, riding a “pocket” pit bike, he was struck by a Chevy S-10 pickup driven by the defendant’s ...

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