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Plaintiff ran off road due to snow, defendant claims – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was driving north on Route 29 crossing the Tye River Bridge. She was passed by two tractor-trailers, and then felt a crash and heard an explosion, which she asserted was the defendant running into the rear of her vehicle. ...

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Woman is permanently disabled after auto accident – $1,900,000 Settlement (access required)

On Nov. 14, 2011, the 45-year-old plaintiff was seriously injured after the driver of a commercial vehicle ran a red light in Bristow and slammed into her car, causing the vehicle to overturn several times. Plaintiff was rescued from her ...

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Tractor-trailer passenger suffered brain injury in I-81 collision – $3,700,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, age 51, was a passenger in a tractor-trailer heading south on Interstate 81. Defendant was heading north on Interstate 81 and ran off the road. Defendant’s truck came across the median and the trailer blocked the southbound lanes, resulting ...

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Litigation pitfalls and pratfalls (access required)

Lawyers can find plenty of ways to stay out of a courtroom. Instead of the hand-to-hand combat of a trial before judge or jury, they can opt for some form of alternative dispute resolution. But the lure of the courtroom ...

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Metal truss fell over during “fun run” event, crushing child’s foot – $11,575,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, an active 6-year-old girl, completed the CNN Healthy Kids Fun Run held Oct. 30, 2010, on the grounds of the Pentagon. According to court filings, the race was sponsored by Cable News Network, Inc. (“CNN”) and marketed and implemented ...

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Longshoreman unable to work after motorcycle collided with tractor-trailer – $1,132,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 54-year-old male, was operating his motorcycle on Turnpike Road in Portsmouth when the defendant tractor-trailer driver failed to yield the right-of-way by making an illegal u-turn in front of the plaintiff. The collision resulted in the plaintiff’s hand ...

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Surveillance says… (access required)

Big Brother is watching, but what happens when Big Brother has to go to court to tell what he saw? That’s the question for lawyers who are increasingly using video from those ever-present security cameras as evidence in legal cases: ...

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Separate settlements negotiated for couple injured in head-on collision – $150,000 and $1,125,000 Settlements (access required)

On Oct. 19, 2010, plaintiff Edward Kehoe, age 82, was lawfully operating a 2007 Lexus 350 traveling eastbound at 55 mph on Victory Boulevard (RTE 171) in York County. His wife, plaintiff Mary Kehoe, age 79, was a restrained front ...

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Plaintiff seriously injured in slip & fall – $2,900,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff slipped while on commercial premises and fell. The defense claimed an open and obvious danger defense and assumption of the risk. The plaintiff suffered serious injuries. The case was settled between counsel for plaintiff and the insurance adjuster. ...

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