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Side airbag in Hyundai vehicle failed to deploy during accident – $14,140,000 Verdict (access required)

In February 2010, the 16-year-old plaintiff sustained a traumatic brain injury when the driver’s side airbag in his 2008 Hyundai Tiburon failed to deploy during an accident in which the car struck a tree. The injured teen’s parents, as guardians ...

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Negligent hiring claim allowed to proceed in p.i. case – $375,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a flagger directing traffic on a rural two-lane winding road. Defendant, operating a large tow truck, drove around a curve and struck a stopped vehicle that had just been flagged by the plaintiff. The stopped vehicle was pushed ...

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UIM carrier contributed to settlement after suit filed – $87,500 Settlement (access required)

In this motor vehicle accident case, the defendant failed to yield the right-of-way when making a left turn at an intersection. The plaintiff was diagnosed with post concussive syndrome and a sprained wrist after being extricated from his vehicle by ...

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Lawyer disbarred over missing money

A lawyer who failed to make an $8,250 disbursement after a 2008 loan closing without ever explaining or repaying the money has been disbarred by the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board. Jeanne Lynn Dove-Taylor of King George served as a ...

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Driver sued for $5M in bicycle death case

The family of a bicyclist killed in a hit-and-run accident in West Richmond last summer has filed a $5-million wrongful death lawsuit against the driver who ran into her. The suit on behalf of the mother of Lanie Kruszewski names ...

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VSB seeks comments on Young’s bid for reinstatement

The Virginia State Bar is seeking information about Rickey Gene Young’s fitness to return to law practice. The former Martinsville attorney is asking the Supreme Court of Virginia to restore his law license, which was revoked in 2003 with ten ...

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Economic Loss Rule Bars Fire Loss Claim (access required)

A construction company sued by an insurance carrier that covered homeowners’ fire loss allegedly caused by a faulty light fixture cannot bring cross-claims for breach of warranty against the manufacturer of the light fixture’s light switch; the Fairfax Circuit Court ...

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Lawyers ordered to anger management

Two Virginia lawyers have been told to take anger management classes, one for a courthouse outburst and the other for taunting a litigation opponent. Herman C. Smith III of Norfolk was ordered by a circuit judge to anger management and ...

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