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Resolution of umbrella coverage allows settlement to paraplegic – $2.8 Million Settlement (access required)

In June 2015, Tan­ya Dombrosky, 16, crashed her Hyundai Veloster in Botetourt County, hitting a tree and rolling the car. Lia­bility was not seriously contested. Her unre­strained passenger, Matthew Green, 17, was ejected from the vehicle and suffered a fractured ...

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Man fell forward on stairs, flower pots blocked railing – $1,250,000 Settlement (access required)

On Nov. 3, 2015, the plaintiff, 59, was picked up by his octo­genarian father out­side of his apartment building. Because of the plaintiff’s co-mor­bidities, including a prior stroke, toe amputation, and pancreas and kidney transplants, he did not drive. The ...

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Woman suffered heel injury in T-bone collision – $1 Million Settlement (access required)

This was a personal injury case aris­ing from a motor vehicle collision in Hanover County on March 15, 2015. The plaintiff, 22 at the time, was driving home from the grocery store when the defendant ran a stop-sign and T-boned ...

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Record personal injury verdict scored in DC in med-mal case – $8,350,000 Verdict (access required)

A man and his wife have recovered a ver­dict in D.C. Superior Court of $8,350,000. This verdict is a record for personal injury verdicts in D.C., the Superior Court started keeping comprehensive statistics on all in­jury verdicts in 2007. Mr. ...

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Passenger suffered back injuries in crash – $1 Million Settlement (access required)

The 20-year-old plaintiff was a back­seat passenger in her friend’s vehicle in Oakton, when the vehicle left the road and knocked down an electric pole and a street sign before smash­ing into a tree. Plaintiff suffered catastrophic inju­ries to her ...

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Kinser portrait added at Supreme Court (access required)

Former Virginia Supreme Court Chief Justice Cynthia D. Kinser, the court’s first woman chief justice, was honored by having her portrait hung at the court in a June 9 ceremony. Kinser served 17 years on the Supreme Court bench, and more than three years ...

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Plaintiff claimed delay in surgery exacerbated injury – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff alleged that he was misdiag­nosed and received negligent treatment after a left biceps tendon rupture. After an injury at work, the patient was seen in de­fendant’s urgent care clinic. A physician as­sistant diagnosed a forearm and arm strain and ...

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Jury finds for police officer in tort suit – Defense Verdict (access required)

A two-day trial that returned a verdict in favor of Richmond police officer Eric Allen on a complaint by plaintiff demanding $300,000 in com­pensatory damages and $300,000 in punitive damages based upon claims of assault and battery, false impris­onment, and ...

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Comments sought on marijuana decriminalization (access required)

The Virginia State Crime Commission is asking for written comments on the possibility of decriminalization of simple possession of marijuana. Commission executive director Kristen J. Howard said that, due to the high level of interest in the topic, her staff ...

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Debate will cap VBA meeting (access required)

Candidates for Virginia governor Ralph S. Northam and Edward W. “Ed” Gillespie will appear in a 90-minute debate during the Virginia Bar Association’s 2017 Summer Meeting. The free, public event starts at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 22, at the Omni ...

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