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Plaintiff Alleges Causation for Dive Drowning (access required)

The estate of a woman who drowned during a scuba diving certification class sufficiently alleges proximate causation with allegations about inadequate observation of divers and inadequate equipment and staffing, and the Alexandria U.S. District Court says defendants’ affirmative defenses of ...

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Truck driver was not permitted to help supplier with loading – $800,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was employed as a supply clerk in Chesterfield. In August 2011, the defendant driver was in the course of his employment as a truck driver for a major national and international intermodal freight transport company, making a pick-up of ...

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Reversing Course: Supreme Court switches its view on contributory negligence issue (access required)


The Supreme Court of Virginia has reversed itself and restored a $2.5 million wrongful death verdict, revealing disagreement among the justices on two tort law issues. In an Oct. 31 opinion, two justices switched sides on the question of a ...

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