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Passenger should have known driver was drunk, defense alleges – $125,000 Verdict
Plaintiff, a 19-year-old student, was a passenger in the back seat of defendants vehicle. Defendant and another passenger had been drinking prior to picking up the plaintiff. Defendant drove 15 or more miles on back roads to pick up the plaintiff and drove back without any problems. Defendant stopped and got gas just prior to…
Plaintiff sought to prove drunken driver fled scene – $150,000 Settlement
The defendant ran a red light at an intersection in Henrico County. After striking the plaintiff, he left the scene of the accident. Defendant admitted being high when driving and admitted drinking one and a half cans (20 oz.) of Four Loco. Plaintiff had evidence that the defendants blood alcohol level was .15 at the…
ERISA Plan Covers Drunken Driver Death
Because an employees ERISA plan does not define accident for coverage of accidental death and dismemberment benefits, the 4 th Circuit construes the plan in favor of coverage and says the widow of an employee with a .289 blood alcohol content who died in a one-vehicle accident is entitled to coverage for both AD&D benefits…
Negligence – Auto Accident – Drunken Driving – Punitives
Type of Action – Negligence, Car Accident Type of Injuries – Acute cervical and lumbar strain Name of Case – Doss v. Berry Court/Case No. – Gloucester Circuit Court; No. 97-124 Judge – Judge Dixon Foster Special Damages – Medicals of $2,423.17 Amount of Damages – $25,000 in compensatory damages, and $100,000 in punitive…
Evidence on alcohol ?prejudicial?
An auto-accident plaintiff lost a $225,000 jury award because his evidence that the defendant had been drinking and “playing chicken” to run a red light was “irrelevant and prejudicial,” according to a Fauquier County Circuit judge. Even with a claim for punitive damages and the defendant’s flat denial that he had been drinking, the…
Negligence – Auto Accident – Intoxication – Host Liability
Social hosts who allegedly served alcohol or allowed alcohol to be served in their home to two 17-year-olds who left and had an auto accident in which one 17-year-old was fatally injured cannot be held liable for negligence. At the time of a car accident on Dec. 21, 2003, decedent was a passenger in…
Negligence – Personal Injury – Auto Accident – Back Strain
Personal Injury – Auto Accident – Back Strain…
Woman gets three-year sentence for causing fatal accident
YORKTOWN — A Virginia Beach woman who drank a six-pack of beer and then crashed her car, killing a 9-year-old passenger, has been sentenced to three years in prison. Angela Johnson, 28, was the driver of a sports utility vehicle that overturned on Interstate 64 on Aug. 8. Kaseem Christopher Woodhouse-Faulks of Norfolk was…
Negligence – Auto Accident – Pedestrian
Type of Action – Car striking pedestrian Type of Injuries – Broken Femur Name of Case – Armstrong v. Boyce Court/Case No. – Virginia Beach Circuit Court, CL96-150 Judge or Jury – Jury Name of Judge – Frederick Lowe Special Damages – $25,800 Amount – Defense verdict Attorney for Defendant – Fay F. Spence…
Workers' Comp – Selective Employment – Termination
Editor’s Note: Pursuant to Va. Code ? 17.1-413, these opinions are not designated for publication. The commission did not err in reinstating claimant’s workers’ comp benefits after his employer fired him from selective employment . Claimant’s testimony, which the commission found credible, supports the commission’s findings in his favor. He testified that his dissatisfaction…

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