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Tag Archives: Judge Michael C. Allen

No FDCPA Claim for Medical Bill Collector (access required)

In plaintiff’s suit against a collection agency trying to collect her unpaid medical bill of $143.80, plaintiff alleges no falsehood, misrepresentation, unfairness or unconscionable means covered by the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and the Newport News U.S. District Court ...

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Woman suffered heel injury in T-bone collision – $1 Million Settlement (access required)

This was a personal injury case aris­ing from a motor vehicle collision in Hanover County on March 15, 2015. The plaintiff, 22 at the time, was driving home from the grocery store when the defendant ran a stop-sign and T-boned ...

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Court Vacates Six Life Sentences for Juvenile (access required)

A Norfolk U.S. District Court grants a habeas petition for a defendant sentenced to six consecutive death-in-prison sentences plus 118 years, for non-homicide offenses (multiple abductions, robberies and firearms offenses) committed when he was 15 years old; a partial pardon ...

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On icy day, security officer hit by car while helping with accident – $1,050,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a conservator of the peace, worked as a security officer for a private company contracted to patrol office parks in Chesterfield County. On March 27, 2014, he was on the job traveling on Midlothian Turnpike westbound between office parks ...

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Elderly woman suffered TBI after trip on steep ramp – $600,000 Settlement (access required)

An elderly woman exited a commercial facility in Hampton Roads and lost her balance on an entrance-way ramp. The 83-year-old plaintiff, who already walked with a cane for support, was unable to balance herself when the ramp caused her to ...

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‘Black Box’ data key in auto death case – $450,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff’s decedent was an 85-year-old widowed female who was in reasonably good health, living alone and self-sufficient. She was a driver killed in a two-vehicle intersection collision. She had been proceeding straight on Braddock Road and the other driver, going ...

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Child burned by hot tea at restaurant – $500,000 Structured Settlement (access required)

Several families met to dine at the defen­dant restaurant. Adults sat at one table and the children sat at another. Before they ordered, a waitress placed a carafe of hot tea on a Lazy Susan at the children’s table. One ...

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