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Subcontractor’s mishap caused hydrochloric acid spill – $7,250,000 Settlement (access required)

This litigation involved a June 2011 hydrochloric acid spill at Micron’s Manassas microchip factory. A worker for a Safway subcontractor dropped a scaffolding deck board. The board broke a pipe carrying concentrated hydrochloric acid. More than 4,000 gallons of acid ...

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Despite diagnosis of brain swelling, patient not referred to surgeon – $4,000,000 Verdict (access required)

This case arose from medical care provided to the plaintiff at INOVA Mt. Vernon Rehabilitation Hospital by defendant doctor from Sept. 14 to Oct. 9, 2010. Plaintiff contended that he is now permanently blind because, while under defendant’s care, he ...

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Plaintiff underwent two wrist surgeries after crash – $190,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 30-year-old female, was a passenger in a vehicle that was struck by another vehicle. Both drivers claimed to have had the green light. The driver who struck the plaintiff’s vehicle was intoxicated. However, two eyewitnesses indicated that the ...

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T-bone crash resulted in knee pain and memory issues – $190,000 Settlement (access required)

The 29-year-old plaintiff was t-boned in an intersection. She suffered bruised patella in the left knee, concussion, memory issues and right knee pain. Defendant was an 83-year-old man. The case settled via negotiations after suit was filed. [13-T-174] Type of ...

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Mandatory attorney’s fees awarded in precedent-setting VFATA case – $243,684 Verdict (access required)

On March 8, 2013, a jury ruled in favor of an architect fired by the City of Alexandria, in the first case tried under the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act’s anti-retaliation provisions, Va. Code 8.01-216.8 et seq. Plaintiff’s petition for ...

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Plaintiff prevails in first case brought under amended VFATA – $208,100 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff is a licensed architect with 35 years of experience in construction management and architecture. He was hired in January 2008 by the City of Alexandria to be the senior project manager for the new Alexandria police facility. The “APF” ...

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Building a precedent (access required)

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An architect fired by the city of Alexandria has won the first case under a new whistleblower law that allows state and local government workers to sue for retaliatory job actions under the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act. Attorney Zachary ...

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Website must identify ‘John Doe’ posters (access required)

An Alexandria Circuit Court says a Virginia carpet cleaning business may subpoena information on persons who posted anonymous complaints about the business on Yelp.com, a California-based social networking site. The court said it would enforce a subpoena served by the ...

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