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Trial Report No. 95-T303, Negligence
Auto Accident – Rear-End Collision – Motorcycle – Alcohol – Punitive Damages Type of Action Automobile rear-ended a stopped motorcycle at an intersection Type of Injuries Severe contusions to left thigh, left knee and disc herniation at L3-4 Name of Case Franz v. Dillahunt Court/Case No. Loudoun Circuit Court, Law No. CL15092 Judge or Jury…
Retrial of trip-and-fall ends in $150K settlement
This case was previously tried to a defense verdict but successfully appealed and reversed by the Supreme Court of Virginia due to improper introduction of prior alcohol use by plaintiff that was irrelevant and overly prejudicial. Plaintiff tripped and fell on a dislodged metal drainage grate embedded in a sidewalk in a common area of…
Punitives Are Struck In Hit-And-Run Accident
The Supreme Court of Virginia has reversed a punitive damages award to a couple injured by a hit-and-run driver. By a 5-2 majority, the court found that the John Doe driver was not “egregious” enough to warrant the $175,000 punitives award assessed by the jury. The driver, who apparently was intoxicated, hit the couple from…
Tort – FTCA – Med- Mal – Veteran’s Drug Treatment
Where plaintiffs, who were injured in an auto accident where the other driver was under the influence of alcohol and pain medicine prescribed by defendant Veterans Administration Hospital, failed to offer evidence that the hospital knew or should have known the driver was under the influence of alcohol at the time it dispensed the pain…
Hit-And-Run Racer Can Be Sued for Punitives
A driver injured in a rear-end accident when two cars allegedly raced down a Portsmouth street can sue one of the John Doe drivers, but not the other, for punitive damages, a Portsmouth Circuit judge has ruled. The judge tallied the injured driver’s allegations of willful and wanton conduct, measured them against the Virginia Supreme…
Drunken driver hit with $3.5M verdict in Newport News
Plaintiff’s vehicle A middle school teacher who was severely injured by a drunken driver has been awarded $3.5 million by a Newport News jury. The verdict included $1 million in punitive damages against the defendant, who was 17 years old at the time of the crash. The plaintiff, Jennifer Rios, was represented by Virginia…
Trial Report No. 95-T73, Negligence
Wrongful Death – Negligent Entrustment Type of Action Negligent entrustment; wrongful death Type of Injuries The plaintiff’s decedents suffered multiple physical injuries, resulting in immediate death. Name of Case Winesett v. Ted Britt Mazda of Fairfax Inc. Court/Case No. Fairfax Circuit Court Name of Judge Judge Stanley Klein Damages Awarded or Settled Settled Amount $150,000…
Civil Practice – Discovery Misconduct – Document Production – Coast Guard Safety Accident
Where plaintiff, who alleges she was injured when the small boat in which she was a passenger crossed a “bow wave” caused by defendant larger vessel, failed to produce for defendant a pertinent report of the accident prepared by the Coast Guard Marine Safety Office, this failure amounted to misconduct under the Federal Rules of…
VAUGHAN’S LANDSCAPING & MAINTENANCE, et al. v. DODSON
NOTICE: The opinions posted here are subject to formal revision. If you find a typographical error or other formal error, please notify the Supreme Court of Virginia. VAUGHAN’S LANDSCAPING & MAINTENANCE, et al. v. DODSON June 8, 2001 Record No. 001740 VAUGHAN’S LANDSCAPING & MAINTENANCE, ET AL. v. TIMOTHY JASON DODSON FROM THE COURT…
Settlement Reached in Fraternity Hazing Case
A college student who suffered a fractured spine during a fraternity hazing incident has settled his lawsuit arising from the accident for $475,000. The young man, who was a freshman at Ferrum College at the time, was riding blindfolded in the back of a pickup truck as one of the brothers drove back from a…

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