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Supervisor accused of assault and battery sues for defamation – $15,000 Verdict (access required)

Both the plaintiff and defendant were federal government employees in June 2013. At that time, the defendant had been subject to an internal complaint by his supervisor, the plaintiff, due to aggressive behavior at the workplace. Shortly after the plaintiff’s ...

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Bicyclist traveling against traffic was struck by van – Defense Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff was riding his bicycle in a slight northeasterly direction across the southbound lanes of the 200 block of N. Birdneck Road in Virginia Beach, toward the Food Lion shopping center entrance, when his bicycle collided with the defendant’s ...

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Head-on crash left plaintiff with permanent leg impairment – $762,500 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff was a 62-year-old man involved in a head-on collision in Fluvanna County. The defendant admitted liability. The plaintiff, who was retired at the time of the accident, suffered a severely comminuted grade II right open pilon fracture of ...

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Decedent’s chest X-ray showed signs of dissection, experts claim – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

On March 2, 2012, plaintiff’s decedent, a 41-year-old shipyard worker, presented to defendant hospital’s emergency room at approximately 1:00 a.m. with a history of smoking and a chief complaint of chest pain radiating to his neck/throat with nausea. The pain ...

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Podiatrist severed patient’s tibial nerve during foot surgery – $1,700,000 Verdict (access required)

This case arose out of a surgical procedure performed in 2009. Defendant podiatrist performed a total ankle replacement on the plaintiff. During the course of the operation, defendant severed plaintiff’s posterior tibial nerve. The allegation in the case was that ...

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Nursing students sue after school loses accreditation, closes – $17,500,000 Settlement (access required)

In 2011, a class action lawsuit was filed against Mountain State University on behalf of a Bachelor of Science in nursing student and other similarly situated nursing students and graduates, alleging that MSU failed to honestly and accurately represent the ...

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Dump truck driver lost control and struck tractor-trailer – $385,000 Settlement (access required)

On Jan. 28, 2013, plaintiff was driving a 1995 Peterbilt tractor-trailer eastbound on Route 93 in Grant County, West Virginia. Defendant was driving a 1996 International dump truck owned by BTC Trucking, Inc. westbound on Route 93 when a vehicle ...

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ATV fell off forklift, striking plaintiff – $1,550,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 61-year-old truck driver, sustained injuries on Nov. 4, 2010, when defendant’s employee was in the process of offloading an ATV from plaintiff’s truck with a forklift after plaintiff had delivered the truck to the premises of the defendant ...

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Injured highway worker reaches settlement in p.i., comp claims – $936,775 Settlement and $1,930,000 Settlement (access required)

This case stemmed from an accident that occurred at approximately 3:00 a.m. on Sept. 14, 2012, on I-264 in Norfolk. The intoxicated defendant drove around orange cones and a stationary state police cruiser with flashing blue lights at a road ...

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