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Rear-end collision aggravated prior slip & fall injury – $116,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was rear-ended by a work truck of the defendant. The impact caused rear end frame damage to the plaintiff’s pick-up truck. The plaintiff had recently had a slip-and-fall accident at his job, which had injured the same area of ...

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Benjamin A. Williams III (access required)

Hampton attorney Benjamin A. Williams III died Nov. 15 of pancreatic cancer. He was 68. Mr. Williams retired last year after more than 30 years as a lawyer with Patten, Wornom, Hatten & Diamonstein. He also worked for years as ...

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Glenn C. Lewis (access required)

Former attorney Glenn C. Lewis died Nov. 12 in Charlottesville. Mr. Lewis was the founder of The Lewis Law Firm in Fairfax, where he practiced family law. He was named a Diplomat and Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial ...

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Dawn Chase Desmond (access required)

Dawn Chase Desmond, a journalist and advocate for the most vulnerable in society, died Nov. 14. She was 60. She attended Virginia Tech and Virginia Commonwealth University. She became a reporter at the Richmond News Leader in 1975, working there ...

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No witnesses to accident that killed both drivers – $1,250,000 Settlement (access required)

Decedent was operating his vehicle on a two-lane road. Defendant driver was operating his vehicle on the same road, coming from the opposite direction. The two vehicles collided. Decedent died at the scene, and the defendant driver died at the ...

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Experts claim timely C-section would have produced healthy infant – $2,300,000 Settlement (access required)

On May 16, 2010, at approximately 11:15 p.m., plaintiff presented to the defendant hospital with complaints of contractions and abdominal pain, and was admitted to labor and delivery.  Shortly after admission, a vaginal exam was performed, which revealed that plaintiff ...

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Semi-truck making U-turn blocks highway, causing collision – $450,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff, a 23-year-old male, was injured on April 15, 2013, at 5:30 a.m., in a collision in Gloucester. It was dark at the time of the crash. The plaintiff was driving southbound on Route 17 when he struck the ...

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