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Tag Archives: Judge Norman A. Thomas

Ruptured artery led to amputation of woman’s leg – Defense Verdict (access required)

This case arose after the plaintiff fell while walking down a sidewalk. EMS was called and plaintiff was taken to the hospital. Both the EMS provider and the treating emergency physician noted a normal neurovascular exam and bilateral pulses in ...

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Doctor’s License Suspension Upheld (access required)

A Norfolk Circuit Court upholds the Virginia Board of Medicine’s decision to indefinitely suspend petitioner’s license to practice medicine. The relatively straightforward issues presented here do not require a detailed discussion of the factual and legal questions of the case ...

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Senate holds judicial interviews (access required)

There was nary a whisper about Hernandez at Friday’s judicial interviews conducted by the Senate Courts of Justice Committee. Even though committee control switched this year from Democrats to Republicans, the Senate followed the same practice as last year’s courts ...

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No Injunctions for Waterside Bars (access required)

In these consolidated cases that pit two entertainment businesses in Waterside Festival Marketplace against Norfolk City Council, the Norfolk Circuit Court says the city is entitled to injunctions to prevent the two businesses from operating as “Entertainment Establishments” and serving ...

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‘Job Hazard Analysis’ Expert Excluded (access required)

In an injured seaman’s suit against the owner of a commercial fishing vessel, a Gloucester County Circuit Court excludes plaintiff’s expert because defendant had no duty under maritime law to perform a “job hazard analysis” on vessel-to-vessel ingress and egress, ...

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Jury finds for defense on maritime injuries claim – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff sued under maritime law for injuries to his back, knee and shoulder allegedly sustained while working as a commercial fisherman for the defendant. Plaintiff claimed that defendant failed to provide a proper ladder to use, failed to train the ...

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House panel quizzes judges on Hernandez (access required)

Several judges seeking reelection by the 2012 General Assembly have run into trouble over criminal disposition issues raised during interviews Dec. 9 before a panel of the House Courts of Justice Committee. Committee members alerted incumbent judges last April to ...

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Judicial study group: Use chief judges to balance regional caseloads (access required)

Virginia’s existing court districts and circuits are so intertwined with other government services that they should not be changed, at least for now. That’s the conclusion of a court-appointed study panel after a fast but intense study of Virginia’s judicial ...

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‘John Doe’ vehicle, prior injury complicate case – $150,000 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff sustained injuries when a John Doe vehicle, traveling next to her vehicle, changed lanes and cut her off. Plaintiff’s vehicle struck the curb, causing both tires on the passenger side of her vehicle to blow out. The John ...

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