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Driver killed after swerving to avoid oncoming truck – $2,900,000 Settlement (access required)

The decedent was killed as a result of a motor vehicle collision that occurred on Route 15 in Leesburg. The defendant’s commercial truck crossed into the oncoming lane of travel. While there was no contact with defendant’s vehicle, the plaintiff ...

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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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Jury awards $662k in excessive force case (access required)

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A Loudoun County man’s five-year battle to recover damages for a violent confrontation at his home produced a $662,500 verdict against three sheriff’s deputies. Marcus Mial claimed officers violated his rights in 2010 when they stormed into his home and ...

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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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Wife’s appeal dismissed after husband’s death (access required)

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A wife who was unhappy with a lump sum settlement under a premarital agreement lost her appeal because she substituted her husband’s estate, not his personal representative, as the party in interest when the husband died after the divorce. Under ...

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Let the wine flow: Winery scores win in challenge based on conservation easement (access required)

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As the number of Northern Virginia farm wineries grows, so do the skirmishes over the size and scope of vineyard operations. The typical battle involves neighbors who say the wine businesses have broken rules designed to limit commercial activity in ...

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Extra Operations Did Not Violate Conservation Easement (access required)

In this dispute over whether an expansion of activities related to defendant’s vineyard, to include making and selling bread and cheese from a “farm building” on the property, violates a Conservation Easement, the Loudoun Circuit Court says plaintiff wetlands trust ...

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