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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…
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…
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…
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…
Plaintiff Can Seek Punitives From Wrong-Way Driver
An auto-accident plaintiff can seek punitive damages from a drunken driver who drove the wrong way down a divided four-lane highway, and the jury can infer that the defendant’s blood alcohol content was higher at the time of the accident than when tested two hours later, a Harrisonburg federal judge has ruled. Although the defendant…
Civil Practice – Amended Pleading – Reference Back – New Claim
An auto-accident plaintiff who nonsuited her first motion for judgment, which alleged negligence and respondeat superior liability arising from an accident on Feb. 18, 1995, and who filed her second motion for judgment on Jan. 6, 1998, alleging claims for negligent entrustment and punitive damages, cannot save her second suit by arguing that those two…
Negligence – Wrongful Death – Automobile Accident – Implied Permission – Declaratory Judgment
Type of Action — Negligence Type of Injuries — Death Names of Cases — Rose v. Pedro-Bandeira and Union Ins. Co. v. Rose et al. Courts — Prince William Circuit Court for the wrongful death action and the United States District Court for the Eastern District, Alexandria division, for the declaratory judgment action Special Damages…
Products Liability – Crashworthiness Doctrine – Ford E-150 Van – Md. Law
A family whose decedent had a history of alcoholism and a blood alcohol level well over Maryland’s legal limit can try their claim that the 1988 Ford E-150 Econoline van that caught fire after decedent crashed it into a tree was not “crashworthy” because of the design of its fuel system. Ford based its motion…

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