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Rear-ender aggravated disc degeneration, expert claimed – $156,250 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a high-ranking U.S. government official in national security, was rear-ended on a highway. Defendant admitted fault at the scene, but denied liability throughout the first case until the morning of trial. When the trial judge precluded mention of all ...

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Construction worker suffered massive injuries in on-the-job accident – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was injured driving a truck for H.T. Bowling Inc. at a landfill construction site. He lost control of the truck and it rolled down a series of steep grades and steppes. He was thrown from the cab and suffered ...

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Lift gate malfunction caused deliveryman to fall down shaft – $2,990,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was injured while delivering packages to an office building when he was attempting to use a material lift. The material lift gate allegedly malfunctioned, causing him to fall 13 feet down a shaft. Liability was contested. Contributory negligence was ...

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Plaintiff could no longer work due to accident injuries – $1,600,000 Settlement (access required)

A tractor-trailer rear-ended the plaintiff on Interstate 95 as she was leaving Altria where she had completed her night shift. Plaintiff suffered a left lower extremity injury involving a fracture of the talus and media malleolus bones of her left ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On Feb. 13, the Virginia State Bar revoked the license to practice law of Joseph W. Rasnic of Jonesville based on his affidavit consenting to the revocation and his conviction of a felony in the U.S. District Court for the ...

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Family involved in head-on collision with tractor-trailer – $8,341,366 Settlement (access required)

The accident occurred on July 2, 2013, as the plaintiff, Jamie Johnson, his wife, Holly Johnson, their two children, and Jamie’s brother, Judd Johnson, were returning home to Rustburg after a family vacation in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The accident occurred ...

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Auto accident plaintiff suffered mild TBI, orthopedic injuries – $3,850,000 Settlement (access required)

This case involved a motor vehicle collision caused by a college student who struck the plaintiff’s vehicle in the plaintiff’s travel lane. Plaintiff suffered multiple orthopedic injuries. In addition, she sustained a mild traumatic brain injury, resulting in intermittent persistent ...

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Worker who exited vehicle was struck by racing motorist – $1,129,280 Settlement (access required)

This motor vehicle accident occurred on northbound Magruder Blvd. in Hampton on Nov. 6, 2011. The plaintiff was working her second job cleaning office buildings and driving from one work site to another in her pickup truck. A ladder fell ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On Jan. 26, the Virginia State Bar Fifth District, Section I subcommittee issued a public reprimand with terms to Darlene R. Langley of Springfield for violating professional rules that govern diligence, communication, and declining or terminating representation. This discipline was ...

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Docs’ records contradicted plaintiff’s version of events – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff underwent an ACL reconstruction with a hamstring graft. Afterwards, plaintiff presented to defendants’ office for her post-operative visit. Plaintiff alleged that she told defendants of a fever, chills, pain and nausea. Defendants denied any mention of fever or chills. ...

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