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Doctor claims retaliation, sues former partners for $3M (access required)

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A Fredericksburg area cardiologist fired from his practice group says his former colleagues shortchanged him for calling out the office’s improper billing practices. Patrick J. Fitzsimmons has filed suit against Cardiology Associates of Fredericksburg for $3 million. Fitzsimmons claimed his ...

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Auto accident plaintiff suffered mild TBI, orthopedic injuries – $3,850,000 Settlement (access required)

This case involved a motor vehicle collision caused by a college student who struck the plaintiff’s vehicle in the plaintiff’s travel lane. Plaintiff suffered multiple orthopedic injuries. In addition, she sustained a mild traumatic brain injury, resulting in intermittent persistent ...

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Man burned to death while operating ride-on mower – $2,500,000 Verdict (access required)

Decedent Frank S. Wright, an 88-year-old Chesapeake resident, died on Dec. 23, 2010, when his Ryobi ride-on lawn mower exploded while he was using the mower and burned him to death. The case was filed against Ryobi and Home Depot ...

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Judge blasts lawyers for attempt to seal settlement (access required)

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A federal judge in a medical malpractice wrongful death action berated lawyers for both sides for trying to keep settlement terms under wraps. U.S. District Judge Michael F. Urbanski on Jan. 28 said he was “appalled” to learn that attorneys ...

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German-speaking attorney helps injured bicyclist recover future costs – $21,000,000 Settlement (access required)

On Oct. 8, 2011, German citizen Michael Sprick was struck by a Hostess bread truck while traveling in Pulaski County. The bread truck driver alleged that he had been forced off the road and into Sprick by a phantom vehicle. ...

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Cyclist hit by John Doe driver spars with insurer over UM coverage – $60,000 Settlement (access required)

The cyclist was a quasi-professional rider and was traveling on the far right of a residential street when someone yelled at him then either hit him with a car or truck, or someone in the vehicle struck the cyclist. He ...

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The extra mile: Two solos secure $21M for badly injured bicyclist (access required)

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A federal judge has approved a $21 million settlement, with $7 million in attorneys’ fees, for the severely injured victim of a collision between a bread truck and a bicycle. The settlement is “one of the largest personal injury settlements ...

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