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Paraplegic man prevails on appeal of disability bias claim – $100,000 plus medicals and attorney’s fees (access required)

Complainant is a 26-year employ­ee of the Defense Logistics Agency in Richmond and is a paraplegic confined to a wheelchair. He was subjected to repeated instances of harassment and discrimination because of his disability. His super­visor made disparaging remarks about ...

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Jury rejected contrib for worker struck by vehicle – $207,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was working with a leaf pickup crew in Alleghany County when defendant struck plaintiff with his ve­hicle while passing through the work zone. Plaintiff was taken to the emergen­cy room where x-rays confirmed bilateral malleolar fractures, which ultimately re­quired ...

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Head injury, knee injuries claimed against wrong-way driver – $625,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 60-year-old male, was driving west on Main Street in Rich­mond at approximately 2:00 a.m. when defen­dant turned the wrong way onto Main, causing a head-on collision. Defendant was charged with and pled guilty to DUI. Plaintiff was trans­ported ...

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Conservation easement yields tax credit – $10.6M Settlement (access required)

Landowner planned and had re­ceived most of the governmental approvals for a regional mixed-use residential development on 800 acres on the Northern Neck. Instead of im­plementing the plan, landowner conveyed a parcel to James Mad­ison University for educational programs and ...

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Man hurt in wreck, defendant claimed stop sign was obscured – $725,000 Settlement (access required)

On June 17, 2014, plaintiff was driving home from work on a rural two-lane road when the Defendant failed to stop at a stop sign at an intersection. Defendant’s pickup truck hit plaintiff’s pickup truck with so much force that ...

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Doctor prevails in botched hand surgery claim Defense Verdict (access required)

On August 15, 2012, plaintiff, a 23-year-old female, sustained a deep slice to her left thumb while working as a bartender. After initial care at the emergency department, the plaintiff underwent primary flexor tendon and nerve repair by the defendant ...

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Woman suffered perforation in colon during hysterectomy – $1 Million Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, age 59, un­derwent laparoscopic total hysterectomy and salpingectomy, which involves the removal of the uterus, cervix and fallopian tubes. Plain­tiff had a known histo­ry of umbilical hernia repair. For initial access to the abdomen, de­fendant gynecological surgeon inserted a ...

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Carrier offered more than total payout due to tendered limits – $1.3M Settlement (access required)

The claimant, a 32-year-old plumber, was injured on Nov. 20, 2015, when his work van was T-boned by a reckless driver trav­elling over 100 mph. As a result of the accident, claimant suf­fered a C2 fracture, a L1 burst fracture ...

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