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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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Man burned to death while operating ride-on mower – $2,500,000 Verdict (access required)

Decedent Frank S. Wright, an 88-year-old Chesapeake resident, died on Dec. 23, 2010, when his Ryobi ride-on lawn mower exploded while he was using the mower and burned him to death. The case was filed against Ryobi and Home Depot ...

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Defendant driver was on cell phone during collision – $350,000 Settlement (access required)

On July 11, 2011, plaintiff, a 57-year-old real estate agent, was leaving a shopping center in Woodbridge when the defendant, who was on his cellphone, collided with the plaintiff’s driver’s side door. The defendant pulled out a parking lot and ...

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W. Scott Street III (access required)

Richmond attorney W. Scott Street III died Feb. 1 after battling a rare form of cancer. He was 70. A native of Richmond, Mr. Street was valedictorian of his high school class at Hargrave Military Academy. He earned a BA ...

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John B. Curry II (access required)

Retired Waynesboro Juvenile & Domestic Relations Judge John B. Curry II passed away at his home Feb. 1. He was 70. He was a graduate of Waynesboro High School, and attended Bridgewater College and Virginia Commonwealth University, where he earned ...

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Failure to monitor Coumadin therapy contributed to patient’s death – $385,000 Settlement (access required)

The decedent, a 72-year-old man, was hospitalized in December 2011 and evaluated and treated by defendant cardiologist for atrial fibrillation. Decedent was discharged on 5 mg of Coumadin (anti-coagulation therapy) and advised to follow up with defendant cardiologist for monitoring ...

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