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Semi-truck making U-turn blocks highway, causing collision – $450,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff, a 23-year-old male, was injured on April 15, 2013, at 5:30 a.m., in a collision in Gloucester. It was dark at the time of the crash. The plaintiff was driving southbound on Route 17 when he struck the ...

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Emergency calls: Legal issue of first responder liability roils the Supreme Court (access required)

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The injury claim seems straightforward. Your client was hurt in a motor vehicle accident. The other driver clearly was at fault. The other vehicle has plenty of insurance. So, why is this case not a slam-dunk winner? If the other ...

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Apartment tenant’s guest suffered head injuries in fall from balcony – $900,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, an apartment tenant’s invitee, walked through the tenant’s apartment onto the balcony. Plaintiff leaned against the balcony railing, which allegedly collapsed, causing the plaintiff to fall to the ground and suffer serious injuries. The tenants were essentially judgment-proof, and ...

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Accident victim seeks access to firm’s liability policy (access required)

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The Supreme Court of Virginia has agreed to consider whether a lawyer is on the job and covered by his law firm’s insurance when he’s driving to work with his cellphone ready for work-related calls. The outcome could determine whether ...

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Woman tripped and fell at entrance of mobile restroom trailer – $180,000 Settlement (access required)

This case stemmed from a trip and fall that occurred at Sam’s Club. On June 2, 2012, the 59-year-old plaintiff was shopping at Sam’s Club as the store underwent construction. While on the premises, the plaintiff had to use the ...

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Nurse injured in auto accident unable to return to job – $3,600,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff was a 55-year-old woman traveling to her home in Isle of Wight in August 2011.  As she approached an intersection with a green light, the defendant was traveling in the opposite direction in the southbound lane in a ...

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Tractor-trailer struck vehicle stopped on bridge during snowstorm – $720,000 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff was traveling on I-64 eastbound near the Queens Creek Bridge during a heavy snowstorm. There was an accident on the bridge in front of the plaintiff. The plaintiff was able to bring his vehicle to a stop. The ...

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Altercation with security guard sends resident to jail – $8,000,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff Lamont Pompey alleged that on June 29, 2012, while grilling food following a power outage in the Lincoln Mews Townhomes, he was approached by Sean Palla, who told him to stop grilling and to go inside of his townhome. ...

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