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Tag Archives: Judge Craig D. Johnston

Parents who lost son denied visits with grandchild (access required)

A mother could cut off contact between her two-year-old son and his paternal grandparents, whose own son had joint custody of the child, but who died in an auto accident when the grandson was barely two years old. In a ...

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Interview With Carrier Is Protected Work Product (access required)

A plaintiff’s assertion that defendant driver pleaded guilty to a traffic infraction but now contests liability in this auto-accident personal injury suit has not shown a substantial need to obtain a copy of the transcript or tape of defendant’s interview ...

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Court Reconsiders ‘Vested Rights’ Case (access required)

In this suit in which the court earlier made rulings involving vested rights [VLW 011-8-195], the Prince William County Circuit Court now grants motions for reconsideration, in part. I have concluded the motions for reconsideration should be granted. The Supreme ...

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Court Stays Decision on Vested Rights (access required)

Although the Prince William County Circuit Court has independent authority to decide a vested rights controversy raised by two letters issued by the zoning administrator, the court chooses not to exercise this authority at this time and will stay further ...

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Sewer line damaged by optic cable subcontractor – $19,467 Verdict (access required)

In January 2007, Lyons Den Underground Inc. was installing fiber optic cables in the plaintiff’s residential neighborhood as a subcontractor to Verizon. After the property of the plaintiff was marked by Miss Utility, employees of the defendant drilled horizontally across ...

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Amputation of patient’s legs blamed on tardy surgeon – Defense Verdict (access required)

On March 1, 2007, plaintiff underwent a radical neck dissection and laryngectomy for treatment of stage 4 laryngeal cancer. The surgery took approximately 10 hours. The next day, at approximately 8:30 a.m., the defendant hospital’s intensive care unit nurse noted ...

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