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Driver with past murder conviction attacks fellow trucker – $3,000,000 Settlement (access required)

Defendant truck driver was released from prison in 2007, after serving time for a murder he committed as a teenager. He tried to find employment but was rejected by 20 to 30 employers. Trucker’s father, who also had been in ...

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Plaintiffs claim earlier C-section would have prevented brain injury – Defense Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff mother, 39 weeks pregnant, presented to the hospital for an elective induction of labor on the evening of Aug. 9, 2011. Electronic fetal monitoring was initiated upon admission and continued throughout labor. The defendant OB/GYN treated the mother. ...

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Student golfer suffered back, neck and shoulder pain from rear-ender – $175,000 Settlement (access required)

This case stemmed from a rear-end impact, with the defendant striking the plaintiff at approximately 30-45 mph. She was treated and released from the emergency room with neck and back complaints. She subsequently complained of shoulder pain. The plaintiff was ...

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Pedestrian struck in shopping center lot suffered brain injury – $500,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was walking through the Home Depot parking lot when defendant, after backing out of a parking space, made a “U-turn” and struck plaintiff, knocking her to the ground. Plaintiff sustained bruises and abrasions to her elbow and knee. Additionally, ...

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Portsmouth police officers settle class action for unpaid overtime – $575,000 Settlement (access required)

In September 2013, 34 police officers brought an action against the City of Portsmouth for unpaid overtime. A year later, the court certified this case as a class action under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23 on the state law ...

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Bus driver who hit pedestrian had multiple accidents on record – $4,500,000 Verdict (access required)

On Aug. 6, 2014, the plaintiff was crossing a crosswalk near the King Street Metro Station in Alexandria, when she was struck by a left-turning bus. She was struck from behind when she was approximately three-quarters across the crosswalk. As ...

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