Tag Archives: Culpeper County Circuit Court

Staffer hopes to keep judgment against prosecutor (access required)

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A Culpeper County employee who successfully sued the county commonwealth’s attorney for assault and battery could lose his district court victory because he doesn’t have the money to pursue his appeal in circuit court. In the case involving lame-duck Commonwealth’s ...

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Jury awards full amount of unpaid wages to former jeweler – $185,000 Verdict (access required)

In 2007, long-time jeweler Ralph Brown told his friend, Robert “Buddy” Goodnight, that he was planning to close his jewelry store and retire. Brown told Goodnight a liquidator had given him a value of $483,000 as to what he would ...

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Rotator cuff injury was related to collision, jury finds – $100,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff is a 58-year-old woman with a long history of back and neck pain. On Oct. 13, 2012, plaintiff was rear-ended while driving her grandchildren to a roller skating rink in Culpeper. Two years prior to the collision, she had ...

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Under scrutiny: Tough cases put police, prosecutors at odds (access required)


In most courthouses, there is a friendly and cooperative relationship between law enforcement officers and the prosecutors who put on their evidence in court. After all, the officers and the state’s lawyers share the common goal of bringing the bad ...

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Dec action dismissed as part of police shooting settlement – $300,000 Settlement (access required)

This case arose out of the shooting of Patricia Cook by Officer Daniel Harmon-Wright of the Culpeper Police Department. Cook’s husband qualified as administrator of her estate, and sued Harmon-Wright for wrongful death. That case was stayed pending Harmon-Wright’s criminal ...

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Man posed as clinical psychologist in child sex abuse case – $15,400,000 Verdict (access required)

The sexual abuse victim was 13 to 14 years old at the time of the sexual abuse against him by his 47-year-old “counselor,” James W. Davis, who was posing as a clinical psychologist. On two occasions during the course of ...

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Contract – Mandatory ADR – Contractor – Wrongful Termination Claim (access required)

In a contractor’s dispute with defendant hospital, the parties clearly agreed to require the contractor to first submit claims to the architect and use informal negotiation, then mediation, prior to filing suit, and a Culpeper County Circuit Court sustains the ...

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Pedestrian suffers knee injury when hit by car in crosswalk – $70,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff is a 73-year-old retired engineer who was exiting a store in Culpeper after buying flowers for his wife’s grave. He and his daughter were walking in the pedestrian crosswalk when they were struck by a vehicle, causing them to ...

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