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Condemnation split company’s property into separate parcels – $9,500,000 Settlement (access required)

Higgerson Buchanan is a multi-faceted construction company, established in 1946, and located in Chesapeake. It operates from a 207-acre intermodal facility located between Dominion Boulevard and the Elizabeth River. Higgerson uses its large acreage in several integrated ways. It operates ...

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No Sovereign Immunity for Driving Inmates (access required)

A defendant sergeant for the sheriff’s department who allegedly rear-ended plaintiff while driving two work inmates in a city vehicle to a job site does not have sovereign immunity from a personal injury action filed by plaintiff. Routine driving activities ...

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Plaintiff claims ovarian cancer spread due to surgical procedure – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was a 44-year-old postmenopausal woman who was referred to the defendant OB/GYN on Dec. 15, 2009, for complaints of right-sided pelvic pain. A pelvic ultrasound revealed a nearly 12 cm complex solid mass in the area of her right ...

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License Holder Waived Personalized Plate Claim (access required)

A Chesapeake Circuit Court upholds the Department of Motor Vehicles’ license revocation, on remand, of appellant’s personalized license plate displaying the text “ICUHAJI”; although the license holder argues his direct appeal from DMV’s second revocation of the license plate is ...

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Woman attacked by dog in neighbor’s home – $125,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was bitten in the face and hand by a 130-pound Akita while petting the dog in the defendants’ home. Plaintiff and defendants were at a neighborhood gathering when plaintiff and a witness accompanied one of the defendants to her ...

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Plaintiff was thrown from balcony – $2,100,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was severely injured when the defendant intentionally picked him up and threw him over a second-story balcony railing at a hotel. Plaintiff incurred medical expenses of $52,000 and suffered permanent facial injuries. [13-T-063] Type of action: Personal injury Injuries ...

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Dentist cut patient’s lip during crown removal – Defense Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff’s lip was cut during the removal of a temporary crown. Plaintiff alleged that the defendant used a dangerous dental tool and excessive force while attempting to remove the temporary crown, instead of using safer alternatives. Plaintiff alleged that ...

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