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Charges Dropped for Arrest Outside Jurisdiction (access required)

A Charlottesville Circuit Court dismisses two felony charges against defendant arising from an alleged hit and run that occurred in Albemarle County, but was charged after police apprehended defendant in the city of Charlottesville; the apprehension and arrest were improper ...

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Court considers ‘good cause’ for courtroom cameras (access required)

A Charlottesville Circuit Court offered “mere speculation” to justify its decision to bar cameras from the courtroom when it sentenced George Huguely V to 23 years in prison for killing his former girlfriend, Charlottesville lawyer Gregory S. Duncan told the ...

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Ambulance driver was texting shortly before fatal collision – $800,000 Settlement (access required)

On Jan. 6, 2012, the decedent was a passenger in a private transport ambulance. The decedent was 82 years old and had undergone an aortic valve replacement at the University of Virginia Medical Center several weeks earlier. On the morning ...

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Sanctions paid, Murray now faces bar discipline (access required)

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After paying a sanction award of nearly $600,000 for what a judge called an “extensive pattern of deceptive and obstructionist conduct,” former Charlottesville attorney Matthew B. Murray now faces Virginia State Bar disciplinary charges for his actions in the wrongful ...

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Defendant claimed pedestrian was drunk, not in crosswalk – $190,000 Verdict (access required)

This case stemmed from a motor vehicle versus pedestrian collision. Plaintiff and eyewitnesses placed the plaintiff in a marked crosswalk with a “walk” signal at the time of the collision. Defendant testified that the plaintiff ran out in front of ...

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Announcer settles claim after ‘Crushtation’ accident – $675,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was the announcer at a monster truck show, and was run over by the front left wheel of a truck called “Crushstation” (shaped like an oversized lobster on huge wheels). Plaintiff alleged that he was caught in a pinch ...

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High court reinstates full verdict in ‘Lester’ (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia has reinstated the full jury verdict of $6,227,000 on Isaiah Lester’s wrongful death claim based on the loss of his wife in a car accident in 2007. The court’s ruling closes the book on a ...

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