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Shuttle driver for fraternity rolls car, injures passengers – $575,000 Verdict
This case stemmed from a one-vehicle accident involving college students on the way to an off-campus fraternity party. The driver lost control, the car rolled multiple times and the plaintiff was ejected from the vehicle. Alcohol was not a factor. The Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity ran a shuttle from campus to the party, but claimed…
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…
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…
Crash fails to delay honeymoon – $140,000 Settlement
Plaintiff, a 61-year-old male, was operating his 1995 King F8 box truck southbound on Route 123 at approximately 45 mph. Defendant, who had a blood alcohol content of 0.19 percent, was operating his 1999 Ford Taurus directly behind the plaintiff’s vehicle at a high rate of speed (at least 55 mph). Defendant failed to maintain…
Man settles crush injury in work-related crash – $175,000 Settlement
Claimant, an electri­cian driving home after work in company-as­signed work van struck and killed oncoming driver in head-on col­lision. Accident was on Route 30 in Suffolk, near NC border. Claimant claimed that his vehicle drifted into other lane when he was looking in side rear-view mirror. Opposing driver could not avoid claimant because drain ditch…
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…
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…
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…

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