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‘Actual Knowledge’ is Standard for Gas Utility (access required)

In this personal injury suit arising from a carbon monoxide incident at an apartment in Blacksburg, a Richmond Circuit Court denies summary judgment to defendant utility that supplied the natural gas hot water heating equipment in the apartment. Defendant Atmos ...

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Accident Report Was Not ‘Learned Treatise’ (access required)

In these consolidated wrongful death actions alleging defective design of defendant Honeywell International’s autopilot system, the Supreme Court of Virginia reverses a defense verdict because the trial court erred in admitting an investigative report as a “learned treatise,” allowing the ...

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Disabled student thrown from bus wheelchair ramp – $110,000 Settlement (access required)

On Jan. 13, 2012, the 22-year-old plaintiff, who is disabled with cerebral palsy, was injured when two Henrico County Public School bus attendants attempted to remove him from the school’s handicapped bus by utilizing the bus’s lift. The attendants got ...

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Woman claims she was unlawfully incarcerated for 87 days – Defense verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was arrested on or about Oct. 22, 2009, for threatening to burn her mother’s house in violation of §18.2-83 of the Code of Virginia. Following her arrest, plaintiff was incarcerated, initially at the Hampton City Jail and subsequently the ...

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