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Chemical Exposure Cases Can Be Consolidated (access required)

A Norfolk Circuit Court consolidated for a liability trial suits filed by six employees of the Christian Broadcasting Network who allege injuries from their exposure to chemicals used by defendant Baker Roofing Company during roofing repairs on the building where ...

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Death blamed on absence of sickle cell tests – Defense Verdict (access required)

This case involved a 58-year-old black male who had a known history of thrombocytopenia (low platelets) and sickle cell trait when he went to defendant for pre-surgical evaluation. He was referred by his cardiologist for pre-surgical evaluation of his thrombocytopenia ...

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Mother, child alleged injuries from shoulder dystocia – $2,360,000 Verdict (access required)

Infant plaintiff was born at Sentara Leigh Hospital on Nov. 30, 2006. The infant plaintiff was delivered by a nurse midwife employed by the adult plaintiff’s obstetrician/gynecologist. Labor and delivery took a total of nine hours and 19 minutes. During ...

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Insurance – Policy Coverage – UIM Payments – Stacking (access required)

A Norfolk Circuit Court agrees with Nationwide that its policy language limiting its UM/UIM coverage is clear and unambiguous in its rejection of intra-policy stacking, and affords an auto-accident plaintiff $75,000 in coverage, not $175,000. On July 15, 2008, plaintiff ...

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Civil Procedure – Settlement Conference – Postponement – Court Order (access required)

A Norfolk Circuit Court will temporarily postpone a court-ordered settlement conference in this case, upon receipt of counsel’s letters stating the case is not ready for settlement “at this time,” but the court will not cancel the conference, which shall ...

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Domestic Relations – Equitable Distribution – Marital Home – Husband’s Bankruptcy (access required)

Although a bankrupt husband sold his tenant-in-common interest in the marital home to wife, he still gets a share of the equity in the home, says a Norfolk Circuit Court. The issue presented is whether husband is entitled to claim ...

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Domestic Relations – Spousal Support Reduction – Physician’s Reduced Hours  (access required)

A 62-year-old physician who wants to reduce his work hours because he is being treated for hypertension and osteoarthritis in his hands and feet has his monthly spousal support payment reduced by a Norfolk Circuit Court from $2,900 to $2,000 ...

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