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Coverage issues complicate worker’s comp settlement (access required)

The claimant, an employee of A, a contractor, fell from a height. Discovery, motions, a change in venue, and joinder and dismissal of various parties occasioned by added defenses delayed a hearing. In the course of the litigation Nationwide, insurer ...

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Commercial truck crossed lines, hit couple on scooter (access required)

Plaintiff passenger and her boyfriend (plaintiff driver) were riding on a scooter on a divided two-lane road in Virginia Beach when an 18-wheeler refrigerator commercial truck crossed the double yellow lines around the bend in the road, striking the plaintiffs. ...

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Special needs child, 6, drowned at pool party (access required)

This case involving the drowning death of a 6-year old special needs child. The plaintiffs’ son was a 6-year-old autistic child, suffering from Asperger’s Syndrome. He had significant learning disabilities and required round-the-clock supervision. In the summer of 2014, the ...

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Class action suit over Fair Credit notice settles for $20M (access required)

The plaintiffs claimed that the defendants violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq. (the “FCRA”) by: (1) failing to provide consumers with notice that they were furnishing an employment-purposed consumer report “at the time” they ...

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Class action brought for alleged Fair Credit reporting violations (access required)

The plaintiff claimed that the defendant violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq., in connection with preparing background reports. Specifically, plaintiffs contended that the defendant website violated the FCRA by (1) reporting criminal records to ...

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Truck turned against red light, striking plaintiff’s pickup truck – $1,750,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was driving home from dinner in a small, half-ton pickup. She was on a major roadway approaching a major intersection and had a green light. Defendant was driving a large, U-Haul type truck, traveling the opposite direction from plaintiff ...

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Million-Dollar Settlements of 2015 (access required)

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Business cases led the list of the top settlements reported to Virginia Lawyers Weekly during 2015. This year’s tally was 50 cases with settlements of at least $1 million, down from 53 cases logged in 2014. That number was a ...

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Woman suffered multiple injuries in motorcycle accident – $2,175,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff was injured in a motor vehicle/motorcycle collision in Middlesex County. The collision occurred on Oct. 6, 2012, at approximately 1:30 p.m. on Old Virginia Street approximately one-half mile north of its intersection with Route 691. The plaintiff was ...

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