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Third party texting liability at issue in wrongful death case – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

In March 2013, the 30-year-old decedent, a Virginia resident, was lawfully operating his motorcycle with the right of way on a Maryland roadway, traveling at about 40 to 45 miles per hour (below the posted 50 mile per hour speed ...

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Vehicle rear-ended stopped tractor-trailer at 70 mph – $375,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was behind the wheel of a tractor-trailer that was stopped for traffic in Warren County when he was struck from behind by the defendant. Defendant was driving a vehicle, owned by Breeden Mechanical, which struck the back of the ...

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Truck turned in front of plaintiff, causing broadside accident – $2,500,000 Settlement (access required)

Defendants’ truck turned left in front of plaintiff. Plaintiff broadsided defendant. Plaintiff suffered a mild traumatic brain injury and cervical strain. [14-T-172] Type of action: Personal injury – auto accident Injuries alleged: Mild traumatic brain injury, cervical strain Name of ...

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Auto accident plaintiff suffered mild traumatic brain injury – $2,500,000 Settlement (access required)

Defendants’ truck crashed into plaintiff’s van. Plaintiff suffered a mild traumatic brain injury and an aggravation of a pre-existing lumbar condition. [14-T-171] Type of action: Personal injury – automobile accident Injuries alleged: Mild traumatic brain injury, aggravation of pre-existing lumbar ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On Nov. 19, the Virginia State Bar Second District subcommittee issued a public reprimand with terms to Robert C. Neeley Jr. of Virginia Beach for violating professional rules that govern competence and communication. This discipline was an agreed disposition of ...

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Seaman’s legs crushed by steel plates, amputation required – $3,750,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 35-year-old Jones Act seaman, was working in the engineering department of a multi-national shipping company in a foreign port. He was asked by his employer’s agent, his superior in the chain of command, to assist with moving large ...

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Truck driver was not permitted to help supplier with loading – $800,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was employed as a supply clerk in Chesterfield. In August 2011, the defendant driver was in the course of his employment as a truck driver for a major national and international intermodal freight transport company, making a pick-up of ...

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Work-related injury triggered onset of multiple sclerosis – $1,912,604 Settlement (access required)

On April 7, 2009, a truck operated by a co-employee struck the plaintiff on his right rear flank. He was diagnosed with a T8-T9 disc herniation and referred to physical therapy. After continuing complaints of dizziness, generalized weakness, tingling in ...

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