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Tag Archives: Fairfax County Circuit Court

Field sobriety test results suppressed in Fairfax (access required)

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A trial judge has excluded the results of a driver’s field sobri­ety tests because the telephone translator who conveyed the of­ficer’s instructions to the driver did not come to court. Instructions conveyed through the translator are testimonial, and the driver ...

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No SCC certificate, no million-dollar win (access required)

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The Supreme Court of Virginia has overturned one of the common­wealth’s largest verdicts for 2015, because one of the winning tele­com companies was not properly registered with the State Corpora­tion Commission prior to entry of the final judgment. Although Virginia ...

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Court Dismisses Minors’ Claims Signed by Parents (access required)

In plaintiffs’ pro se trespass and nuisance suit against their neighbors, the Fairfax Circuit Court grants defendants’ motion to dismiss claims of the minor children, as the parents’ signatures on the complaint do not comply with Virginia pleading requirements. Plaintiffs ...

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Two docs blame each other, jury awards $7M (access required)

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After hearing two doctors blame each other for a patient’s death, a Fairfax County jury delivered a $7 million verdict for the patient’s family July 19. The jury tacked on interest from the 2013 date of surgery, making the verdict ...

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Passenger suffered back injuries in crash – $1 Million Settlement (access required)

The 20-year-old plaintiff was a back­seat passenger in her friend’s vehicle in Oakton, when the vehicle left the road and knocked down an electric pole and a street sign before smash­ing into a tree. Plaintiff suffered catastrophic inju­ries to her ...

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Statutory Immunity for Medical Test Review (access required)

In a first-impression case, a Fairfax Circuit Court rejects a plea in bar under Va. Code § 8.01-581.18:1 filed by defendant neonatologists who assert they had immunity from malpractice liability for an infant’s death, based on alleged duty to review ...

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