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4th Circuit: Carrier has duty to defend, even if there are excluded claims – Declaratory judgment (access required)

On March 3, 2015, homeowners sued ARC Construction LLC and Ali Ergul, ARC’s manager, in the District of Co­lumbia Superior Court with regard to renovation and demolition work performed on their neighbors’ half of a duplex home. The plaintiffs, who ...

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Plaintiff needed knee replacement after fall in store – $500,000 Settlement (access required)

On Sept. 26, 2012, the plaintiff fell on spilled food in the defen­dant’s store. Plaintiff had previ­ously undergone knee surgery five years prior to the fall, but was as­ymptomatic at the time of the fall. After a year of conservative ...

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Mother claimed physician diagnosed, but failed to treat condition, child suffered as result – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was an ob­stetric patient under the care of the defen­dant physician group. On Sept. 28, 2011, at 28 weeks, 2 days gestation, her membranes rup­tured. She was admitted to the hospital for close observation. Her Group B strep status ...

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Woman suffered ankle injury, prompting her to quit job – $45,500 Verdict (access required)

On July 13, 2014, the plaintiff was injured when the defendant ran a red light, striking her vehicle and causing the plaintiff to strike a third-vehicle. The de­fendant admitted lia­bility and the case was tried on damages only. The plaintiff ...

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Man drove into work zone, crashed into vehicle – $200,000 Settlement (access required)

Father, a Virginia resident, was driving on a highway when he entered a work zone and crashed into a large construction vehicle resulting in his death. Plaintiff claimed that the work zone was not properly marked and barricaded in accordance ...

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Man dies after high-speed collision with escaped mule – $505,000 Settlement (access required)

On Jan. 31, 2012, a 64-year-old male was driving home from a friend’s house around midnight. He was trav­eling on a two-lane highway in the rural Eastern Shore. Wit­nesses testified the road was very dark and the posted speed limit ...

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Patient fall case settled for $1.5M – $1,500,000 Settlement (access required)

Medical malpractice case of alleged patient fall. [16-T-067]   Type of action: Medical Malpractice Court: Newport News Tried before: N/A Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $1,500,000.00 Attorneys for plaintiff: Avery T. Waterman Jr., Newport News

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Defendant hit middle car, which crashed into plaintiff’s vehicle – $200,000 Settlement (access required)

On May 4, 2013, the plain­tiff was driving his 2009 Ford F-150 southbound on US Route 1 (aka Washington Highway), and was stopped at the intersection with Kos­mo Village Drive waiting for oncoming traffic to clear so he could turn ...

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