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Metal truss fell over during “fun run” event, crushing child’s foot – $11,575,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, an active 6-year-old girl, completed the CNN Healthy Kids Fun Run held Oct. 30, 2010, on the grounds of the Pentagon. According to court filings, the race was sponsored by Cable News Network, Inc. (“CNN”) and marketed and implemented ...

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Longshoreman unable to work after motorcycle collided with tractor-trailer – $1,132,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 54-year-old male, was operating his motorcycle on Turnpike Road in Portsmouth when the defendant tractor-trailer driver failed to yield the right-of-way by making an illegal u-turn in front of the plaintiff. The collision resulted in the plaintiff’s hand ...

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Separate settlements negotiated for couple injured in head-on collision – $150,000 and $1,125,000 Settlements (access required)

On Oct. 19, 2010, plaintiff Edward Kehoe, age 82, was lawfully operating a 2007 Lexus 350 traveling eastbound at 55 mph on Victory Boulevard (RTE 171) in York County. His wife, plaintiff Mary Kehoe, age 79, was a restrained front ...

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Administrative denial of adoption subsidy overturned – Verdict for Plaintiffs (access required)

Plaintiffs were the foster parents/ prospective adoptive parents of an infant child that had been placed in their home by local DSS days after the child’s birth in April 2009. The birth parents’ parental rights were terminated in March 2010, ...

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Dump truck driver struck and killed by train on private roadway – $2,500,000 Verdict (access required)

The decedent was a dump truck driver carrying gravel to a worksite on private land reached by a private road within Prince William County. As the decedent traveled down a dirt road to an unmarked railroad crossing, his view to ...

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Surgeon cut wrong duct during gallbladder surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Feb. 5, 2009, the 26-year-old plaintiff was admitted to the hospital after a series of gallbladder attacks. Pre-operative imaging disclosed that the plaintiff had a common bile duct that was 2.9 mm in diameter, but her biliary anatomy was ...

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Plaintiff seriously injured in slip & fall – $2,900,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff slipped while on commercial premises and fell. The defense claimed an open and obvious danger defense and assumption of the risk. The plaintiff suffered serious injuries. The case was settled between counsel for plaintiff and the insurance adjuster. ...

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Company did not have complaint policy on reporting harrassment – $65,922 Settlement (access required)

Nearly every sizeable employer in the United States has an internal complaint procedure to protect victims of unlawful harassment and discrimination. Such procedures normally entail a “1-800” phone number to which the employee can report harassment and discrimination free from ...

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Contractor shot while staying at hotel provided by employer – Defense Verdict (access required)

Kamco Services Inc., a contractor based near Richmond, was hired by Norfolk Public Schools to perform renovation work. For several months, plaintiff Hunter Clay and other contractors stayed at the Econo Lodge in the 800 block of N. Military Hwy. ...

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