Personal injury plaintiffs who saw two of Virginia’s largest jury awards of 2012 reduced or struck by trial judges took their cases to the Supreme Court of Virginia this week. On Sept. 11, the justices heard back-to-back appeals involving a ...Read More »
The plaintiff, a Federal Express delivery driver, did not get a response after he knocked on the defendants’ front door. As he was completing a door tag, the garage door began opening and he walked towards that door. A pit ...Read More »
A woman’s offer to retrieve extra refreshments from her home for a neighborhood party left her liable for a $125,000 jury award when her dog bit the neighbor who accompanied her to her home. Veterinarian records had flagged the defendants’ ...Read More »
In 2006, the 13-year-old plaintiff was injured when the automobile in which he was a passenger was struck by an SUV that failed to stop at a stop sign. The plaintiff was taken by ambulance to the hospital, where it ...Read More »
Editor’s Note: This summary, submitted by defendants’ counsel, supplements the settlement report submitted by plaintiff’s counsel which appeared in the July 29, 2013 issue of Virginia Lawyers Weekly (see 13-T-109A). On May 14, 2010, plaintiff, a runner in the 2010 ...Read More »
Plaintiff was a 60-year-old woman with multiple post-graduate degrees and a high-level, executive position in a government agency involved in the field of intelligence. She was severely injured by a hit-and-run driver while riding her bicycle on the shoulder of ...Read More »
Plaintiff suffered a sprained knee and had trouble sleeping after a collision involving a drunken driver. The defendant’s insurer offered $20,000 to settle directly with the plaintiff, despite damages of $16,464.76. After several months, the case was settled with the ...
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