The decedent was a registered nurse, wife and mother of two who fell on the steps at a commercial facility. The plaintiff alleged that the steps were not built according to the building code, such that the defendants were negligent ...Read More »
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For our annual Trends issue this year, we have identified a dozen different issues or points of departure that we’ll be watching in the coming year. Twelve for ’12, we call it. Here’s the list: STRESS ON THE COURTS Read ...
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While on a scooter stopped at an intersection, the 20-year-old decedent was struck from behind by a commercial vehicle. The decedent was unmarried and had no children. His five siblings and parents shared the settlement proceeds. [12-T-025] Type of action: ...Read More »
Virginia Lawyers Weekly reported a total of 49 million-dollar settlements over the past year. This figure is significantly higher than the 2010 survey, which featured 37 settlements. To qualify for the survey, a settlement must have been for at least ...
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In these companion cases, the three plaintiffs, all shipyard workers, were injured when an explosion ripped through a crew head and adjacent berthing area on the U.S.S. Leyte Gulf, while the ship was dry-docked at BAE Systems on Sept. 15, ...Read More »
This personal injury action arose out of a tractor-trailer accident that occurred in July 4, 2010, in Wythe County on I-81 North. Plaintiff was retired, traveling home to North Carolina after judging an antique car show in Kentucky. The plaintiff ...Read More »
Intestate heirs filed a declaratory judgment action seeking judgment against an individual named in a 1995 holographic will and three volunteer rescue squads also named in the will. Prior to her death in 2010, the testatrix sold for $2,000,000 certain ...Read More »
Plaintiff, in her early 40s, was operating a vehicle on a marked two-lane road when the defendant driver made a left turn in front of her vehicle. Plaintiff was unable to avoid the collision. Plaintiff felt relatively fine at the ...Read More »
On June 11, 2009, plaintiff made a left turn onto Route 13 in Nassawadox. Approximately 900 feet north of where the plaintiff had turned, the defendant’s tractor-trailer slammed into the rear of the plaintiff’s Buick as both vehicles were traveling ...Read More »
This was a premises liability action that settled for $3,750,000. The plaintiff suffered a mild traumatic brain injury. The remaining facts are confidential. [12-T-013] Type of action: Personal injury – premises liability Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $3,750,000 Tried before: ...Read More »