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Negligence – Funeral Services – Emotional Distress – Economic Loss Doctrine (access required)

Plaintiffs who allege defendant funeral home presented the wrong body at the open-casket funeral planned for their family member, and that plaintiffs had to go to an off-site storage facility to help defendant locate their decedent, still dressed in hospital ...

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Attorneys – Sanctions – Expert Witness Opinion – Nonsuit (access required)

Although a Fairfax Circuit Court struck testimony by plaintiff’s expert about her alleged spinal fractures that resulted from a 2005 traffic accident, the court declines to award defendants over $16,000 in defense expert fees because plaintiff took her first nonsuit ...

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Negligence – Premises Liability – Parking Deck – Security Contractor (access required)

A Fairfax Circuit Court says a private security contractor for a mall parking deck cannot be sued for negligence based on allegations that security personnel did not respond to surveillance video images that showed the men who abducted a woman ...

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‘Deferred judgment’ practice on hold (access required)

Getting a court to defer judgment may be the best a lawyer can do for a particular criminal client. But in some kinds of cases, that option has been in limbo for the last few years. Lawyers are watching closely ...

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Woman suffers brain injury from fireworks accident – $4,750,000 Verdict (access required)

Kathryn Hollis, 36 at the time of the incident, was a homemaker attending a Fourth of July fireworks display in 2007 when an aerial “salute” shell —a 3-inch package of flash powder, rice, and cardboard – exploded next to her ...

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Attorneys – Motion To Disqualify – Conflict Of Interest – Divorce Fees (access required)

In this suit by a divorce client alleging malpractice by her lawyer, a Fairfax Circuit Court denies the defendant lawyer’s motion to disqualify the client’s lawyer from representing both the client in the malpractice action, and her brother-in-law who paid ...

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Civil Procedure – Default Judgment – Med-Mal Suit (access required)

A med-mal plaintiff who properly served his med-mal complaint on the registered agent for defendant practice group, Chantilly Specialists of Virginia, can strike a responsive pleading filed by another entity, Chantilly of Maryland, and is entitled to default judgment against ...

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