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Tag Archives: Judge Thomas D. Horne

Client’s Legal Malpractice Claims Advances (access required)

A Loudoun County Circuit Court denies cross-motions for summary judgment filed by the parties in a suit alleging defendants committed legal malpractice in asserting a claim for the spousal elective share by filing a counterclaim against decedent’s estate in the ...

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Lawyer can’t tap firm’s auto policy for accident (access required)

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A Washington lawyer who did some legal work at his Virginia home was nonetheless not covered by his law firm’s auto insurance policy for an accident on the way to the office that left another man seriously injured. The decision ...

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Rehab hospital patient was at risk due to cognitive deterioration – $1,150,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff’s decedent was 69 years old, working successfully as a stockbroker and independent in all activities of daily living. On Nov. 1, 2010, the decedent was admitted to the hospital with complaints of double vision, dizziness and unsteady gait. Although ...

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Accident victim seeks access to firm’s liability policy (access required)

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The Supreme Court of Virginia has agreed to consider whether a lawyer is on the job and covered by his law firm’s insurance when he’s driving to work with his cellphone ready for work-related calls. The outcome could determine whether ...

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College student claims she was assaulted by boss after hours – $40,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff testified that she was working as a part-time office assistant to a solo practice tax accountant while she finished her college degree. One night, her boss, the defendant, kept her in the office until late at night and then ...

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Plaintiff sued neighbors for racial harassment – $98,688 Verdict (access required)

This case stemmed from a situation that began when a husband and wife cursed out their neighbor, using patently racist language. This behavior evolved into regular verbal harassment, which was often explicitly racial in nature. Additionally, the wife filed two ...

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