Quantcast
Home / 2012 / June (page 3)

Monthly Archives: June 2012

Supervisor Not Liable for ‘No-Show’ Worker (access required)

A Norfolk city agency cannot collect contract damages against the supervisor of a “no-show” employee for the money the agency paid the absent employee, a Norfolk Circuit Court says. The court overrules defendant’s demurrer on three grounds: that the contract ...

Read More »

Patient claims earlier surgery would have led to earlier diagnosis – Defense Verdict (access required)

A 32-year-old patient who was 24 weeks pregnant presented to the emergency department with reports of severe abdominal pain, cramping and nausea. She also reported to hospital staff that she had been born with a condition called gastroschisis—a birth defect ...

Read More »

Auto accident complications led to second injury, plaintiff claims – $250,000 Settlement (access required)

Defendant driver ran a red light and t-boned the elderly plaintiff. Plaintiff’s injuries included a broken pelvis and wrist. She was hospitalized, then went to rehabilitation. Due to severe pain, the plaintiff had trouble sleeping, so her doctor prescribed Ambien. ...

Read More »

Family of attorney killed in hit-and-run settles civil suit – $1,255,000 Settlement (access required)

Roanoke attorney Tom Farrell, 49, was running at 5:45 a.m. when he was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver. The defendant, Jeffrey Young, was charged with involuntary manslaughter and hit-and-run. He was acquitted of all charges by a Roanoke ...

Read More »

Stock qualified as ‘family heirloom’ exemption in bankruptcy case – $4,400 Verdict (access required)

This case involved a challenge to a debtor’s Virginia exemption of stock in a company that owned hunting real estate as a “family heirloom.” The issue was whether the stock ownership was a family heirloom and, further, if intangible personal ...

Read More »

Part-time bouncer wins benefits

Getting punched out on the job may be an occupational hazard for a club doorman, so it’s good to know workers’ comp can cover the dental expenses. Joshua Mays won medical benefits for injuries to his front teeth and jaw ...

Read More »

Judge Nye returns to the bench in Hopewell

Hopewell General District Judge Kenneth Nye has been cleared to hold court again as a retired judge. Nye presided over court Thursday, according to court clerk Deborah Hatcher. Nye was asked to step aside from judicial duties in April after ...

Read More »