Tag Archives: Judge W. Allan Sharrett

Defense admitted negligence, but claimed cell phone use by plaintiff (access required)

On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, at approximately 1:19 p.m. Cathy Skeeters was driving a 2013 Chevrolet Impala southbound on Route 35 in Sussex County. Skeeters approached the intersection of Route 626, a 1995 Western S Tractor, with trailer, owned by ...

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Children, not wife, get dad’s retirement (access required)


A father’s retirement account will go to his two children, and not to his surviving spouse, because their right to the money vested when the father and mother divorced, the Virginia Court of Appeals said on Jan. 28. When Sandra ...

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Tractor-trailer pulled into path of oncoming motorcycle – $500,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was a 30-year-old Brunswick County deputy sheriff who was returning from a visit at his grandmother’s house to his residence on April 2, 2009, when he collided with a tractor-trailer. Plaintiff was driving a 2004 Kawasaki motorcycle. The motorcycle ...

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Judges stay fit, fight stress with sports training (access required)

When it comes to running, Virginia Supreme Court Justice William C. Mims says his hypercompetitive yin struggles with his spiritual yang. Virginia Court of Appeals Judge William G. Petty says the hypercompetitive yin usually predominates when he’s on a bicycle. ...

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