Tag Archives: Judge Lon Edward Farris

Judge could not block revival of lawsuit (access required)


A dormant lawsuit – abandoned by the parties for four years – could be revived by the plaintiff by following a prescribed reinstatement procedure despite a judge’s misgivings. That was the ruling of the Supreme Court of Virginia, an outcome ...

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Grandmother tripped and fell through dressing room curtain – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a 72-year-old grandmother, was in a clothing store in Potomac Mills Malls helping her granddaughter try on dresses for homecoming. The defendant operated a temporary dress shop in the mall, and upon leasing the property, had to construct dressing ...

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Beneficiaries needn’t apply settlement cash to medical bills – $250,000 Settlement (access required)

On Aug. 1, 2013, decedent was a pedestrian crossing Chain Bridge Road at its intersection with Laughlin Avenue in a marked crosswalk with a walk signal when she was hit by a vehicle driven by the defendant. At the time ...

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Plaintiff denied recovery for negligence of John Doe motorist – Motion to Dismiss Granted (access required)

Plaintiff was driving a motorcycle on I-66 when he came upon a truck bumper in the road. He struck the bumper, which caused him to fall and be injured. He did not see how the bumper came to be in ...

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Defense offered $25K to settle back injury case – $362,500 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was in the third vehicle in a three-car rear-end collision. His vehicle sustained a damaged bumper and he transported himself to the hospital hours after the collision. Plaintiff suffered aggravation of a pre-existing desiccated disc at the L5-S1 level ...

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Death of infant blamed on too much bilirubin – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, the mother and personal representative of the estate of an infant who died at day 16 of life, sued a neonatologist who had provided care for the newborn in a hospital nursery, immediately after birth. She alleged that the ...

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