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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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Extent of shoulder injuries was issue in rear-ender suit – $25,000 Verdict (access required)

This was a rear-end collision that resulted in minimal damage to both vehicles. The defendant stipulated to liability. The defendant was un­able to appear at trial because of age-related health problems and testified by deposition that she was travel­ing about ...

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Doctor tied off wrong vein during pancreas operation – Settlement (access required)

The decedent was inci­dentally diagnosed with a suspected cancerous mass in his pancreas in Septem­ber 2012. The cancer was totally confined within the head of the pancreas, without metastases. The decedent submitted to a pancreaticoduodenec­tomy (also known as a Whipple ...

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Family saw daughter trapped in car after double rear-ender on I-77 – $1,500,000 Settlement (access required)

This case involved two collisions, sec­onds apart, caused by two commercial vehicles. Plaintiffs were a family of four (two adults and two teenage children) travelling in their sedan on Interstate 77 in Wythe County when they were struck in the ...

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Hit-and-run victim limited in ability to put facts before jury – $75,000 Verdict (access required)

This was a normal rear-end collision if it wasn’t for the fact that the defendant was in­toxicated and fled the scene. Unfortunately, those latter two facts never were in front of the jury due to the current state of Vir­ginia ...

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Plastic surgeon removes too much tissue in procedures – $1,800,000 Verdict (access required)

A 57-year-old woman with a history of failed gastric bypass under­went a breast reduc­tion, abdominoplasty with panniculectomy, and liposuction. Over the next six weeks, the surgical wound deterio­rated, developing necro­sis while the defendant plastic surgeon saw the patient, reassured her ...

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