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Plaintiff claimed unauthorized practice of medicine to avoid the cap – Defense Verdict (access required)

James Planicka, DDS, suffered a severe heart attack in 2005 at age 65, after which he received an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD). In May 2010, at age 70, he presented to Inova Fairfax Hospital for replacement of the ICD generator. ...

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P.I. plaintiff succeeds on second try after mistrial – $200,000 Verdict (access required)

On March 31, 2010, the plaintiff, a 23-year-old resident of Virginia Beach, suffered injuries when his vehicle was forced off the road by an unknown motorist on I-64 and slammed into construction equipment parked on the shoulder. There was no ...

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Plaintiff’s damages claims contradicted his bankruptcy petition – Summary judgment granted (access required)

Defendant attorney represented plaintiff husband in divorce and custody proceedings from 2007 to 2011, which concluded with the wife being awarded full custody of the minor child, and limited visitation rights for the husband. Plaintiff husband sued his attorney, alleging ...

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Eyewitness casts doubt on truck driver’s slip & fall claim – Summary judgment granted (access required)

The plaintiff, a commercial truck driver from Elizabethton, Tenn., alleged that he fell because of defects in the parking lot of a travel plaza in Wytheville. The property was owned by defendant A.T. Williams Oil Company and operated by defendant ...

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Nursing home patient broke arm, femur in unwitnessed fall – $6,500,000 Verdict (access required)

An 84-year-old nursing home patient sustained an unwitnessed fall in her bedroom. Plaintiff claimed the fall was caused by the nursing home’s failure to apply and monitor a fall alarm in her bed, which was required by the patient’s care ...

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Woman died from injuries sustained in car crash – $1,800,000 Settlement (access required)

This case arose out of an automobile accident which occurred on June 17, 2010 at the intersection of Wilmer Avenue and Chamberlayne Avenue in Henrico County. The intersection was controlled by a traffic light, and two independent witnesses were prepared ...

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Crash triggered post-traumatic headaches – $150,000 Settlement (access required)

The case stemmed from a motor vehicle accident that occurred in Loudoun County. The defendant sideswiped the plaintiff’s vehicle. At the scene, the plaintiff felt a little disoriented but did not seek immediate medical treatment. She later sought treatment after ...

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Former DynCorp employee entitled to full retention payment – $5,081,622 Verdict (access required)

Phoenix Consulting Group was bought by DynCorp in October 2009. The owner of Phoenix Consulting Group wanted to give a large bonus from the proceeds of the sale to the president of Phoenix, Col. Gerald York. DynCorp required the owner ...

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