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Woman wins $4K on bad faith claim (access required)

A Hampton Roads woman who brought a bad-faith claim against her insurance company has won full payment of her medical bills, along with attorney’s fees and $4,000 in punitives. Virginia Beach lawyer Sandra L. Sampson said her client, a woman ...

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Trustee hit for fraud, breach of contract on counterclaim – $13,357,000 Verdict for Defendants (access required)

John R. Erb, the sole shareholder, officer and employee of the Alexandria investment management firm of de Teffé Capital Management, Inc., initiated the action by filing suit for trustee’s and investment management fees totaling approximately $1.5 million allegedly earned and ...

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Jury determines plaintiff’s back condition aggravated by crash – $113,522 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff experienced neck and back pain after an automobile accident on May 14, 2008. Defense admitted liability. The plaintiff had a history of prior back complaints and a chronic condition of scoliosis. It was stipulated that the plaintiff had not ...

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Company wins fee dispute after settlement – $617,627 Verdict for Defendant (access required)

The lawsuit arose from a settlement agreement reached in prior litigation between the plaintiffs Best Medical International Inc. and Best Vascular Inc. (collectively, “Best”) and the predecessor-in-interest of the defendant Eckert & Ziegler Nuclitec GmbH (“EZN”). The settlement agreement required ...

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Delayed C-section results in infant brain damage – $2,000,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff alleged that defendant obstetrician failed to perform a timely C-section, despite the fact that the mother was attempting a vaginal birth after a previous C-section (VBAC), which carries a known risk of uterine rupture. There were recurrent late ...

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Coverage dispute after wrongful death verdict resolved – $1,140,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiffs were the administrator and the family/beneficiaries of the estate of an 18-year-old college student killed in a motor vehicle accident. The family secured a judgment against the driver of the car the decedent was riding in for $1,900,000. The ...

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