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Motorcycle had issues after plaintiff made modifications – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff purchased a new Ducati 1200 ST Multistrada motorcycle from Redline Performance Motorsports in York in February 2011. Plaintiff was a disabled Vietnam veteran who worked as a motorcycle mechanic and owner of an independent garage in the 1970s. Since ...

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Two plaintiffs injured on I-95 – $150,000 Settlement and $730,000 Settlement (access required)

This case stemmed from a rear-end collision on 1-95 North in Spotsylvania County on March 18, 2012. Two plaintiffs were injured in the accident, one of whom contracted complex regional pain syndrome two weeks after the collision. This condition was ...

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Amputee allowed to work part time under workers’ comp agreement – $1,605,000 Settlement (access required)

The claimant was operating an asphalt cutter when the excavator backed up over his legs, amputating both legs about mid-calf.  His low wages at the time of the accident entitled him to a weekly compensation only slightly over the minimum ...

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6-year-old girl drowned at apartment complex pool – $1,500,000 Settlement (access required)

This was a premises liability/wrongful death case, stemming from a drowning that occurred on July 1, 2011. The defendants were the apartment owners, the apartment management company, and the company hired to manage the pool and supply a trained lifeguard. ...

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Vision-impaired employee fired for repeated tardiness – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, who is legally blind, was discharged from her employment as an assistant manager at Golden Corral for repeated tardiness. Plaintiff came to work for Golden Corral in 2006. She contended that, due to her visual disability, she was reliant ...

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Tractor-trailer driver denied liability in rear-end crash – $920,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was stopped in morning rush-hour traffic on I-66 in Fairfax County when she was rear-ended by a fully loaded tractor-trailer. Eyewitnesses testified that traffic had been stopped for several minutes. The truck driver and his employer denied liability and ...

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Jury finds husband was liable for wife’s death – $8,000,000 Verdict (access required)

On Feb. 5, 2010, the decedent, Sally Rumsey, went “missing” from her country home in Westmoreland County. Her husband, Stephen Andersen, claimed he was in the woods walking the dogs when his wife disappeared. He said that they had argued ...

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