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Worker’s leg crushed due to faulty dock plate – $1,100,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was injured while unloading a truck at Fort Belvoir. He was using a dock plate whose braking system failed, allowing it to rise up uncommanded, catching his leg between the dock plate and the pallet jack he was using. ...

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Wrongful death due to delay in lung cancer diagnosis – $2,000,000 Verdict (access required)

This wrongful death action was originally filed as a personal injury suit for failure to diagnose lung cancer. The plaintiff died during the pendency of the case, and it was amended to a wrongful death action, prosecuted by two adult ...

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Newspaper defamed school principal and his son, jury finds – $3,000,000 Verdict (access required)

On Dec. 18, 2009, The Virginian-Pilot published a news article, authored by Louis Hansen, about Phillip Webb, a public school assistant principal, and his son, a student in the same school system. Plaintiff alleged the defendant newspaper falsely implied that ...

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Couple wins defamation suit against WAVY – $1,200,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiffs Jack and Annabelle Walsh, a married couple, brought a defamation action against WAVY Broadcasting LLC and its parent company, LIN Television Corp.; the defendants operate television channel WAVY-10 and a television program called “10 On Your Side.” Plaintiffs are ...

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Man shot and killed by police while fleeing pot bust – $1,400,000 Verdict (access required)

This shooting took place in the early evening at a Sheetz gas station on Route 58 in Halifax County on July 2, 2008. The entire incident was caught on surveillance video. Neal Seamster, age 22, had purchased a small amount ...

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Nursing home patient broke arm, femur in unwitnessed fall – $6,500,000 Verdict (access required)

An 84-year-old nursing home patient sustained an unwitnessed fall in her bedroom. Plaintiff claimed the fall was caused by the nursing home’s failure to apply and monitor a fall alarm in her bed, which was required by the patient’s care ...

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