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Boating accident leads to spoliation dispute over screws (access required)


A screw-up over a screw that may have been used in a boat’s gear shift mechanism threatened to complicate a trial over liability for a 2011 boating accident. A Norfolk judge denied defense motions to dismiss a $30-million lawsuit based ...

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Hospital ‘Root Cause’ Document Is Protected (access required)

In this medical malpractice case, a Norfolk Circuit Court denies plaintiff’s motion to compel defendant hospital to produce a four-page “Events & Causal Factors” Charting prepared by a nurse team leader to “identify any possible root causes and/or inappropriate action” ...

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VDOT worker with history of injuries settles case in mediation – $400,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 53-year-old career VDOT employee, was driving his orange VDOT pick-up truck on Interstate 64 when traffic slowed for an object in the road. The defendant, a driver of a fuel tanker truck for a local construction company, rear-ended ...

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Pedestrian struck in parking lot suffered brain injury – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

On Oct. 17, 2013, the defendant was driving a van through a parking lot in Norfolk. Defendant traveled in the wrong direction against the angled parking spaces and attempted to make a severe turn into a space. When defendant backed ...

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