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‘Bear hug’ of customer is within scope of employment – $1,200,000 Verdict (access required)

The sole cause of action was for vicarious liability of Lowe’s for its employee’s negligence in the “friendly bear-hugging” of a repeat customer at Lowe’s. Plaintiff is a 59-year-old Vietnamese contractor who operates his own home-improvement company. At the time ...

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Woman suffers stroke after infertility treatment – $1,500,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff suffered a stroke after undergoing in vitro fertilization therapy. Her attorneys contended that that the defendant physician was negligent because he ignored warning signs for ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) and continued the therapy. The syndrome developed and caused enlargement ...

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Intersection collision kills father and son in Henrico – $3,000,000 Verdict (access required)

The 52-year-old decedent was involved in a two-vehicle collision on Laburnum Avenue in Henrico County on March 3, 2009. Shortly before trial, the defendant admitted liability. At a failed mediation, the only offer was $700,000. There were no additional negotiations. ...

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