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Elderly woman suffered TBI after trip on steep ramp – $600,000 Settlement (access required)

An elderly woman exited a commercial facility in Hampton Roads and lost her balance on an entrance-way ramp. The 83-year-old plaintiff, who already walked with a cane for support, was unable to balance herself when the ramp caused her to ...

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Plaintiff claimed he could not return to work as longshoreman – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff longshoreman and defendant truck driver collided at a T-intersection on Norfolk International Terminal. Plaintiff was driving a yard hustler. Each vehicle was driving bobtail. The truck driver was turning left out of a chassis corral and hit plaintiff coming ...

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Suit Not Estopped by Incapacity, But Sanctions Ordered (access required)

In this med-mal case with a “long and tortured procedural path” due to plaintiff’s counsel’s mixed signals about the elderly plaintiff’s personal capacity to sue and her lawyer’s filing of petitions for appointment of a guardian or conservator, and efforts ...

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Court Lost Jurisdiction After DOC Transfer (access required)

Although the Norfolk Circuit Court issued an order stating it would re­tain jurisdiction in the matter of de­fendant’s concurrent sentences for robbery and conspiracy to commit rob­bery, the court lost jurisdiction when the Department of Corrections took custody of defendant ...

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Sovereign Immunity Asserted in Maritime Case (access required)

A Norfolk police officer who was test-driving a repaired police boat when it capsized and allegedly injured two employees of the repair company may assert a state sovereign immunity de­fense in plaintiff employees’ maritime personal injury suit filed in state ...

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