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Tag Archives: Albemarle County Circuit Court

Truck turned against red light, striking plaintiff’s pickup truck – $1,750,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was driving home from dinner in a small, half-ton pickup. She was on a major roadway approaching a major intersection and had a green light. Defendant was driving a large, U-Haul type truck, traveling the opposite direction from plaintiff ...

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Truck turned against red light, striking plaintiff’s pickup – $1,750,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was driving home from dinner in a small, half-ton pickup. She was on a major roadway approaching a major intersection and had a green light. Defendant was driving a large, U-Haul type truck, traveling the opposite direction from plaintiff ...

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Court awards defendants $429K in attorneys’ fees and costs – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiffs brought a three-count complaint seeking $2.7 million related to purchase of a business from defendants. Claims included breach of contract and fraud in the inducement. Plaintiffs also sought recovery of attorneys’ fees pursuant to the parties’ contract. Defendants counterclaimed ...

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No Injunction for Stormwater Diversion (access required)

An Albemarle County Circuit Court denies a permanent injunction to plaintiff investment partnership in its action alleging nuisance and trespass claims arising from diversion of stormwater onto plaintiffs’ property from a stormwater management system that includes a 72-inch pipe; given ...

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Lawyers say evidence blunders led to wrongful conviction (access required)

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Defense lawyers say mistakes and misconduct kept an Albemarle County jury from hearing evidence that should have exonerated a former grocery store manager convicted of drugging and kidnapping a young woman. Instead, the jury last May convicted Mark Weiner of ...

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Pedestrian struck and killed while crossing intersection – $395,000 Settlement (access required)

Decedent was a 76-year-old female pedestrian crossing a private road at its intersection with Rio Road in Albemarle County. There was no marked crosswalk, but there was a curb cutout where the decedent entered the road. The defendant was stopped ...

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Mug shot publication listed wrong charges under plaintiff’s photo – $22,000 Verdict (access required)

On March 20, 2012, Shenandoah Crime Times published the plaintiff’s mug shot and alleged criminal charge, which read: “JAMES SUDDARTH, POSSESS, TRANSPORT FIREARMS BY CONVICTED FELONS X 2; DISCHARGE OF FIREARM IN OCCUPIED BUILDING; RECKLESS HANDLING OF FIREARM CPD.” The ...

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