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Tag Archives: Judge Stanley P. Klein

Soldier killed by stray shot from office above – $3,250,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff’s decedent was a 28-year-old fe­male reserve soldier in USAF working for a civilian contractor overseas and her em­ployer shared an office building on a NATO base with a defense contractor. Plaintiff’s decedent suffered a gunshot wound to the head ...

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Special needs child, 6, drowned at pool party (access required)

This case involving the drowning death of a 6-year old special needs child. The plaintiffs’ son was a 6-year-old autistic child, suffering from Asperger’s Syndrome. He had significant learning disabilities and required round-the-clock supervision. In the summer of 2014, the ...

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Defendant gave conflicting accounts of bicycle/pedestrian wreck – $300,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiffs’ decedent was an 80-year-old woman who was taking her daily morning walk on the Washington/Old Dominion recreational trail in Arlington County. At the junction of Four Mile Run and Columbia Pile, she was hit in the back by ...

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Jury trial waiver forfeited in scheduling order (access required)

Lawyers disillusioned with mandatory arbitration are writing jury waiver clauses into their commercial contracts. But the lawyer must be careful not to waive the client’s contractual right to a bench trial when the lawyer goes to court for a routine ...

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Wills & Trusts – No-Contest Provision – Stepson Executors – Widow’s Lawsuits (access required)

A widow’s 12-count bill of complaint filed in 2002 and her 2004 motion for judgment alleging conversion and seeking $2.1 million from her husband’s estate, challenging what she called the “will from hell,” triggered the will’s no-contest provision, and a ...

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Domestic Relations – Unitary Child Support Award – Support ‘Continuation’ – Disabled Child (access required)

A mother who waited over six weeks after the high-school graduation of the youngest of three children covered by an undivided child support award did not forfeit her right to seek a continuation of support under Va. Code § 20-124.2(C) ...

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Traffic Offenses – DUI – Aggravated Involuntary Manslaughter (access required)

Although a DUI defendant contends the commonwealth failed to comply with Va. Code § 18.2-268.2 by effecting his arrest within three hours of the alleged offense of DUI before requiring his submission to a blood test, a Fairfax Circuit Court ...

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Domestic Relations – Marriage Affirmance Petition – No Marriage License (access required)

A Fairfax Circuit Court dismisses this couple’s petition to affirm their 2006 marriage, which occurred in a religious ceremony at Medhanialem Church in Virginia, because the couple never obtained a Virginia marriage license. For a marriage to be valid in ...

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Criminal – IFP Application – Halfway House Placement – Counsel Request (access required)

A Virginia inmate eligible for discretionary parole in September 2010, who seeks “halfway house” placement and has assets of only $1.01, is granted in forma pauperis status but denied appointment of counsel by a Fairfax Circuit Court. The constitutional requirement ...

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Metastatic melanoma blamed on failure to obtain biopsy – $175,000 Verdict  (access required)

Plaintiff, a 26-year veteran of the District of Columbia police force, saw defendant in 1999 for a new mole on his shoulder and again in 2004 and 2005 after the mole began to bleed. Defendant failed to biopsy the mole ...

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