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$42 million: Settlement reached in logging accident that hurt three, killed one (access required)

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Victims of an explosion and fire at a Southside Virginia logging site in 2011 have settled product liability claims for a total of $42 mil­lion, lawyers report. Four workers suffered severe burns when welding machinery exploded in flames as the men ...

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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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Firearm accessory failed, plaintiff was shot in the wrist – $2,000,000 Settlement (access required)

The case involved a firearm accessory known as a verti­cal fore grip. The grip failed while being used by the plaintiff on a bull pup, pump-action shotgun, causing the plaintiff’s left arm (grip in hand) to slide beyond the end ...

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Patient fall case settled for $1.5M – $1,500,000 Settlement (access required)

Medical malpractice case of alleged patient fall. [16-T-067]   Type of action: Medical Malpractice Court: Newport News Tried before: N/A Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $1,500,000.00 Attorneys for plaintiff: Avery T. Waterman Jr., Newport News

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Motorcyclist settles for all available coverage on car – $1,350,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff was rid­ing a motorcycle, and the defendant was driv­ing a car, as they both entered the same inter­section. The defendant struck the motorcyclist, causing him to suffer extensive injuries. The defendant was a young adult with no assets. ...

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EMTALA claim settled after death of drug-using woman – $1,100,000 Settlement (access required)

A $1,100,000 settlement has been reached with a western Virginia hospital and emergency room phy­sician for the death of a 27-year-old needle drug-us­ing woman who had previ­ously given up the custody of her two children, ages 12 and 8. The ...

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Army nurse sues her own hospital for baby’s death – $1,175,000 Settlement (access required)

A nurse-soldier who accused her peers at an Army hospital of letting her son suffocate in a mis­handled labor and deliv­ery has won a seven-fig­ure settlement from the U.S. government. The plaintiff was a 26-year-old, active-duty enlisted soldier in the ...

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Defense tried to hold car-wreck plaintiff’s excellent recovery against him – $1,800,000 Settlement (access required)

Tractor-trailer ver­sus motor vehicle ac­cident along I-95 in Virginia. Case was vigorously defended on grounds that none of plaintiff ’s injuries required surgical in­tervention, despite bad injuries plaintiff made an excellent recovery with limited medical care after one year, and ...

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Bank settles Fair Credit suit over use of info for employment – $12,000,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff claimed that the de­fendant violated the Fair Credit Report­ing Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1681, et seq. (FCRA) by failing to provide a proper written disclosure that the employer would ob­tain a consumer re­port for employment purposes, failing to ...

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