Tag Archives: Judge Burke McCahill

Jury awards $662k in excessive force case (access required)


A Loudoun County man’s five-year battle to recover damages for a violent confrontation at his home produced a $662,500 verdict against three sheriff’s deputies. Marcus Mial claimed officers violated his rights in 2010 when they stormed into his home and ...

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Let the wine flow: Winery scores win in challenge based on conservation easement (access required)

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As the number of Northern Virginia farm wineries grows, so do the skirmishes over the size and scope of vineyard operations. The typical battle involves neighbors who say the wine businesses have broken rules designed to limit commercial activity in ...

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Extra Operations Did Not Violate Conservation Easement (access required)

In this dispute over whether an expansion of activities related to defendant’s vineyard, to include making and selling bread and cheese from a “farm building” on the property, violates a Conservation Easement, the Loudoun Circuit Court says plaintiff wetlands trust ...

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PET scans showed evidence of brain damage after collision – $1,500,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff is a Ph.D. research biochemist, 57, who was rear-ended by the defendant. Plaintiff struck his head on the steering wheel but did not lose consciousness. He was, however, extremely confused and dazed at the crash site. He initially treated ...

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Contract case tests birth-injury coverage (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia has agreed to consider whether a medical malpractice insurance policy covers a doctor’s failure to participate in the Virginia birth injury fund as promised to the mother. The coverage dispute arises out of an emotionally ...

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