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'Mixing-Bowl' Auto Accident Case Settles For $1.2 Million (access required)

Fourteen-year-old George MacDougall was a backseat passenger traveling on I-95 south when a northbound dump truck was sideswiped by a small SUV. The driver of the dump truck lost control, veered across four lanes of northbound traffic, and jumped a ...

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Jury Awards Defense Verdict In Wrongful Death Suit (access required)

Mr. Smith, 49, underwent gastric bypass surgery on Feb. 12, 1999. He remained in the hospital longer than anticipated and had multiple complaints of pain. The nurses and defendant surgeon attributed the pain to the incision and gas. Plaintiff argued ...

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Defense Verdict In Rear-End Case (access required)

The plaintiffs, husband and wife, were consolidated in this case. This was a rear end collision and liability was admitted at the outset of the trial. Mr. Riddick, the plaintiff, received treatment on the same day as the car accident ...

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Man Awarded Damages For Severed Tendon (access required)

This injury occurred at the Econo Lodge in Willoughby Spit in Norfolk. The plaintiff was an invitee of the hotel. The night before the injury, the plaintiff ordered a pizza and placed the pizza box on top of a refrigerator, ...

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REHEARING GRANTED (access required)

On Oct. 14, 2003, the Court of Appeals granted rehearing en banc in Hunt v. Commonwealth (VLW 003-7-382), Record No. 1575-02-2. The earlier panel opinion, dated Sept. 2, 2003 and digested in the Sept. 8, 2003 issue of Lawyers Weekly, ...

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Plaintiff Suffers Back Injuries In Accident (access required)

The plaintiff was travelling along a four-lane highway when the defendant attempted to make a U-turn directly in the path of the plaintiff. The plaintiff went to the emergency room on the date of accident, June 10, 2001, complaining of ...

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Plaintiff Suffers Neck And Back Pain In Accident (access required)

The plaintiff was rear-ended by the defendant as he waited to make a left turn. Liability was clear, but there was very little visible damage to the plaintiff’s truck. Three days after the accident, the plaintiff developed pain in his ...

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Woman suffers traumatic brain injury in automobile accident (access required)

The plaintiff, a 52-year-old woman, was a passenger in a car driven by her husband on Aug. 25, 1998, when it was struck from behind by a truck owned by Rack Room Shoes Inc., of North Carolina. She suffered injuries ...

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Motorist Suffers Neck And Lower Back Injuries (access required)

Type of Action — Negligence Other Useful Information — The plaintiff injured her neck and lower back in a motor vehicle accident on May 6, 2001. The defendant, a retired preacher, testified that he was waved out into the plaintiff’s ...

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