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Layoffs at coal mining company prompted two WARN Act suits – $625,000 Settlement and $745,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiffs brought two class actions under the federal WARN Act against two affiliates of Southern Coal Corporation. Both class actions were filed in the U.S. District Court in Abingdon. These actions arose from layoffs of approximately 155 coal miners by ...

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Chesterfield residents involved in single-car wreck in Arizona – $20,173 Verdict (access required)

The Spanish-speaking plaintiff was injured in a single-vehicle accident that occurred in Arizona. Both parties live in Chesterfield County. Plaintiff was taken by ambulance to the emergency room. He received no follow-up treatment. [15-T-050]   Type of action: Personal injury ...

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Psoriasis medication led to brain damage in HIV-positive patient – $3,650,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a 37-year-old HIV-positive patient. He worked as a space engineer for a large defense contractor. Plaintiff also suffered from psoriasis, a debilitating skin condition. Plaintiff sought treatment for his psoriasis from a dermatologist. The dermatologist prescribed a biologic, ...

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High court sets aside $5.75M legal malpractice verdict – Verdict Set Aside (access required)

This case began for the defendant trial firm in mid-2007 when plaintiff concluded that the decision of the Supreme Court of Virginia a year earlier in Cox v. Geary, 271 Va. 141 (2006), opened the door for him to bring ...

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Teen rendered paraplegic in Jeep rollover accident – $1,795,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a back-seat passenger in a 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee operated by the defendant on June 7, 2014, when the vehicle veered across the roadway and overturned several times before finally coming to rest. The wreck happened on Brunswick ...

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Accident victim filed bad faith motion against UIM carrier – $800,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff sustained a mild traumatic brain injury in an automobile collision. Defendant admitted liability and the case was tried on damages only. The plaintiff had irritability and balance problems post-accident, which her expert physician opined was permanent. The defense expert ...

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Plaintiff claimed she experienced allergic reaction to Doripenem – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Oct. 30, 2009, the plaintiff was admitted to Memorial Hospital of Martinsville under the care of the defendant family practice due to spreading cellulitis of the face. At the time of her admission, the plaintiff informed hospital staff that ...

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Rotator cuff injury was related to collision, jury finds – $100,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff is a 58-year-old woman with a long history of back and neck pain. On Oct. 13, 2012, plaintiff was rear-ended while driving her grandchildren to a roller skating rink in Culpeper. Two years prior to the collision, she had ...

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