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Woman killed by tractor-trailer while waiting for tow truck – $3,400,000 Settlement (access required)

Crystal A. Burgsteiner, a 27-year-old wife and mother of two young sons, was driving to her recently acquired job as a house cleaner when her car experienced mechanical problems. She proceeded to pull over safely, very close to the guardrail ...

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No Venue Change for Subcontractor’s Fraud Claim (access required)

In this suit by a subcontractor hired by defendant demolition company to remove epoxy coating from a concrete floor at Camp Peary, Va., the Norfolk Circuit Court says venue is permissible in Norfolk as to plaintiff’s fraud claim and defendant’s ...

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FELA Lung Cancer Case Stays in Norfolk (access required)

In a retired railroad engineer’s FELA suit alleging he developed lung cancer from asbestos and/or diesel exhaust exposure, a Norfolk Circuit Court rejects defendant railroads’ request to dismiss the case because Ohio or Pennsylvania courts would be a more convenient ...

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Complications followed breast reconstruction surgery, plaintiff claimed – Defense Verdict (access required)

In 2006, the plaintiff, a 40-year-old female with a family history of breast cancer, was diagnosed positive for carrying the BRCA-II breast cancer gene. She elected to have prophylactic bilateral mastectomies and two-stage breast reconstruction with implants. She also desired ...

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Habeas Limit Does Not Violate Suspension Clause (access required)

Applying the one-year limitation under Va. Code § 8.01-654(A)(2) to petitioner’s habeas petition alleging belated discovery of a failure to disclose exculpatory evidence does not violate the Suspension Clause of the Virginia Constitution, and the Norfolk Circuit Court dismisses the ...

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Statement ‘Immaterial’ in Brady Claim (access required)

A Norfolk Circuit Court grants the commonwealth’s motion to dismiss a habeas petition seeking to vacate defendant’s second degree murder conviction and revocation of his probation, based on a recently discovered alleged Brady violation. Petitioner alleges the commonwealth had a ...

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Both parties claimed to have right-of-way in auto accident – $100,000 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff was traveling westbound in the left through lane of E. Little Creek Road in Norfolk with a claim of a solid green light. Defendant was traveling eastbound on the same road, attempting to exercise a U-turn from the ...

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