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Couple wins defamation suit against WAVY – $1,200,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiffs Jack and Annabelle Walsh, a married couple, brought a defamation action against WAVY Broadcasting LLC and its parent company, LIN Television Corp.; the defendants operate television channel WAVY-10 and a television program called “10 On Your Side.” Plaintiffs are ...

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Motorcyclist killed when driver pulled out from stop sign – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

Gregory Ferguson, 50, was killed as he was riding his Harley-Davidson Sportster motorcycle only a few blocks from home. The defendant, 84 years old, pulled up at an intersecting street, stopped at the stop sign and then pulled into the ...

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Land taken from Wolf Trap to build power station, pond – $603,000 Verdict (access required)

The case involved the taking of 64,958 square feet of land in fee, and 28,616 square feet of land in a temporary construction easement, from a 4.97 acre parcel owned by Wolf Trap in Vienna. The project included the installation ...

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Man shot and killed by police while fleeing pot bust – $1,400,000 Verdict (access required)

This shooting took place in the early evening at a Sheetz gas station on Route 58 in Halifax County on July 2, 2008. The entire incident was caught on surveillance video. Neal Seamster, age 22, had purchased a small amount ...

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Woman died from blood clot after spinal surgery – Defense verdict (access required)

Plaintiff’s decedent was a 31-year-old woman admitted to the hospital on Aug. 9, 2007, for spine surgery. While in the pre-operative holding area, she was found to have deep venous thrombosis (DVT) involving three vessels in her right lower leg. ...

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Ruptured artery led to amputation of woman’s leg – Defense Verdict (access required)

This case arose after the plaintiff fell while walking down a sidewalk. EMS was called and plaintiff was taken to the hospital. Both the EMS provider and the treating emergency physician noted a normal neurovascular exam and bilateral pulses in ...

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Foot injury limited plaintiff’s employment opportunities – $300,000 Settlement (access required)

This case arose out of a motor vehicle accident which occurred on July 9, 2010, on Route 33 in Louisa County. The intersection was controlled by a stop sign which the defendant ran, thereby causing the collision. Liability was admitted. ...

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Assignment of accounts receivable allowed by arbitrator – $766,745 Arbitration Award (access required)

The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives awarded Drayton, Drayton & Lamar Inc. a contract to provide services to the Federal Explosives Services Division and the Arson & Explosives Programs Division. Subsequently, Labat-Anderson Inc. entered into a subcontract ...

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