Tag Archives: Judge Karen J. Burrell

Assembly gets judges’ sentencing numbers (access required)


When legislators meet Friday, Dec. 12, to interview judges seeking re-election, expect to hear about numbers. The circuit  judges’ compliance rates with Virginia’s voluntary sentencing guidelines, to be exact. Members of the Courts of Justice committees of the Senate and ...

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Reduced Access Not ‘Taking’ for Antique Shop (access required)

Although a city’s public works project closed streets near petitioners’ antique shop and inconvenienced petitioners and their customers, petitioners retained a common law right of access via the sidewalk in front of their shop and the inconvenience was attributable to ...

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Untreated blood infection led to quadriplegia – $2,500,000 Verdict (access required)

The decedent, age 52, was admitted to the hospital with a normal white blood cell count, which started rising and went untreated with antibiotics. Defendant explored the GI etiology but not the infectious process, which required a simple blood culture ...

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Contractor shot while staying at hotel provided by employer – Defense Verdict (access required)

Kamco Services Inc., a contractor based near Richmond, was hired by Norfolk Public Schools to perform renovation work. For several months, plaintiff Hunter Clay and other contractors stayed at the Econo Lodge in the 800 block of N. Military Hwy. ...

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Heel fracture not diagnosed after auto accident – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a 57-year-old male, was involved in a high-speed, head-on motor vehicle accident on Oct. 4, 2006. He was taken to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries, including intra-abdominal bleeding requiring emergency surgery and a bowel resection. Pre-operatively, numerous radiology ...

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Increased Damages OK, New Defendants Barred (access required)

A nonsuited personal injury suit refiled as a wrongful death suit with additional defendants and an increased ad damnum may seek additional damages, but the claims against the additional defendants are time-barred, the Norfolk Circuit Court says. Defendants raise two ...

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Woman dies during delivery of child by cesarean section – $800,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff’s decedent, age 34, went to Chesapeake General Hospital on May 22, 2008, for delivery of her third child by cesarean section. The defendant anesthesiologist administered epidural anesthesia for regional pain control. Within minutes, the patient became agitated, complained of ...

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Body Shop Did Not Follow Auction Rules, Car Owner Collects (access required)

An auto body shop was negligent in auctioning plaintiff’s Honda, for which repair and storage amounts were owed, as the body shop did not follow DMV procedures for contesting the NADA value of the vehicle; a Norfolk Circuit Court awards ...

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