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Suit over title to property relied on motions practice – $6,240 Settlement (access required)

This is a complex title related lawsuit in­volving several parties. The parties engaged in heavy motions practice before Fair­fax Circuit Judges Robert Smith and John Tran. The case centered on a lien pri­ority dispute involv­ing several parties over a $3.2M ...

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Bone gave way unexpectedly during back surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a 51-year-old nurse with a history of back surgery, underwent sur­gery to fuse four vertebrae (L2-L5) using a minimally invasive technique known as eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion (XLIF). A preoperative DEXA scan con­firmed good bone quality to support a ...

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Fairfax crossing guard struck by car, foot was run over – Settlement (access required)

In February 2012, plaintiff was working as a Fairfax County school crossing guard at Flint Hill Ele­mentary School in Vienna, Virgin­ia, when she was struck, knocked down and her foot run over by a vehicle driven by the defendant. Plaintiff ...

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Rear-ender by tow truck caused mild TBA, permanent problems – $800,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff’s vehicle was rear-ended by a tow truck on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. She was medically evacuated by helicopter to Norfolk General Hospital where she was diagnosed. She suffered a mild traumatic brain injury with personality changes, memory diffi­culty ...

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Bank settles Fair Credit suit over use of info for employment – $12,000,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff claimed that the de­fendant violated the Fair Credit Report­ing Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1681, et seq. (FCRA) by failing to provide a proper written disclosure that the employer would ob­tain a consumer re­port for employment purposes, failing to ...

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Defendant trucker had been on duty for 37 hours before rear-ender – $6,500,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was traveling to Northern Virginia from North Carolina on I-95 at night when his vehi­cle sustained a flat tire. After changing the tire, the plaintiff merged back into the right travel lane where he was struck by the defendants’ ...

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Tristram T. Hyde IV (access required)

Retired General District Judge Tristram T. Hyde IV of Litwalton died April 18 of brain cancer. He was 75. He was a graduate of Hamp­den-Sydney College and the Univer­sity of Virginia law school. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps ...

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Johnny S. Joannou (access required)

Portsmouth lawyer and former legis­lator Johnny S. Joannou died on May 6 of lung cancer. He was 76. Del. Joannou served more than 30 years in the General Assembly before his defeat last summer in a House of Delegates primary. ...

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