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The Unusual Suspects (access required)

As the 2013 General Assembly session opened last week, a newly formed group of business leaders and lobbyists launched a well-financed campaign pushing dramatic changes to the rules for civil lawsuits in Virginia under the broad banner of “tort reform.” ...

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Plaintiff failed to disclose pre-existing conditions in tractor-trailer case – Case dismissed with prejudice (access required)

On Feb. 16, 2010, the defendant, an employee of a North Carolina commercial trucking company, was driving a tractor-trailer on Route 7 in Winchester. Suddenly and without warning, a portion of the truck’s driveshaft dislodged and fell to the road, ...

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Back problems persist after rear-ender with tractor-trailer – $921,948 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was rear-ended on March 3, 2010, on I-95 N in Richmond. She was stopped in traffic when a 2007 Kenworth tractor-trailer, operated by defendant driver, struck the rear of her 2008 Honda Accord. The investigating state trooper charged defendant ...

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Passenger killed after for-hire vehicle crashed – $4,600,000 Settlement (access required)

A 31-year-old male visiting from an underdeveloped country in Southeast Asia was a passenger in a for-hire transportation vehicle, which was involved in a single vehicle accident. He was ejected and killed. Decedent is survived by his wife and 1-year-old ...

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Driver veered off road, hit runner – $300,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff was running outside on a clear day when the 21-year-old defendant driver inexplicably veered off the road and hit her. The plaintiff, who had just graduated from nursing school, had extensive serious injuries. She suffered a left femur ...

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