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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…
Trip-and-fall settles for $150K
This case was previously tried to a defense verdict but was successfully appealed to the Supreme Court of Virginia, which reversed the verdict based upon introduction into evidence of prior alcohol use by plaintiff, which was irrelevant and prejudicial. Plaintiff tripped and fell on a dislodged metal grate that was supposed to be flush with…
Drunken driver hit with $3.5M verdict in Newport News
[image: Plaintiff's vehilce] 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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…

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