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Tag Archives: Judge Edward W. Hanson Jr.

Plaintiff slipped and fell on icy sidewalk at auto dealership – $2,000,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was a 59-year-old Vietnam veteran working as an engineer at the Newport News Shipyard. He went to the defendant’s auto dealership for service on his pickup truck three days after the Christmas blizzard of 2010. As he exited the ...

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Buyer Wins Specific Performance, Can Close Now (access required)

As the defendant has failed to show by clear and convincing evidence that the plaintiff real estate buyer failed to cancel, rescind or otherwise repudiate the purchase contract, the Virginia Beach Circuit Court grants judgment for plaintiff and orders specific ...

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Email was ‘disgusting’ but was not ‘obscene’ (access required)

An angry doctor’s “disgusting” emails to his ex-wife were not “obscene” under a Virginia criminal law and his conviction for harassment by computer has been overturned by the Supreme Court of Virginia. Where a Court of Appeals majority rejected a ...

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Plastic surgery patient dies from aspiration pneumonia – $1,950,000 Verdict (access required)

The case involved the death of a 36-year-old mother of four after elective, cosmetic plastic surgery, which comprised breast augmentation and mastopexy, abdominoplasty and liposuction, with five hours of general anesthesia in an outpatient setting. Plaintiff contended that the defendants ...

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Insurance – Policy Coverage – Excess Liability – UIM – Employer Policy (access required)

In this dec action, a Virginia Beach Circuit Court says defendant employee is not entitled to UIM coverage under his employer’s commercial general liability and commercial property policy for the balance of a judgment the employee won after an accident ...

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