A Richmond federal court has applied the brakes to an auto-accident plaintiff’s attempt to collect a $4 million judgment she won in Richmond state court last October.
Sheila Womack, a 29-year-old office assistant, claimed she suffered a head injury when Jerrene Yeoman made an improper left turn and their cars collided. Yeoman admitted liability, but contested the head injury. Yeoman had a GEICO policy with $300,000 in liability coverage, and Womack had $1 million in underinsured motorist coverage from Transportation Insurance.
After Yeoman cited a debt from the $5 million lawsuit as a claim in her bankruptcy court filings, Richmond Circuit Judge Margaret P. Spencer ruled Yeoman could not take inconsistent factual positions in litigation, and entered summary judgment for Womack. Transportation’s petition for appeal, Record No. 112283, is