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Tag Archives: Judge Michael C. Allen

Woman struck by machinery killed – $2.5 Million Settlement (access required)

While seated in a chair, the decedent was struck in the torso and killed by an inadequately secured and maintained piece of equipment owned by the defendant. The defendant company would have denied any liability, asserted contributory negligence and claimed ...

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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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