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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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Contractor shot while staying at hotel provided by employer – Defense Verdict (access required)

Kamco Services Inc., a contractor based near Richmond, was hired by Norfolk Public Schools to perform renovation work. For several months, plaintiff Hunter Clay and other contractors stayed at the Econo Lodge in the 800 block of N. Military Hwy. ...

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Liability, causation disputed in black ice slip & fall – $1,500,000 Settlement (access required)

This was a lawsuit against a multi-national company on behalf of a Virginia client who sustained injuries in a slip and fall accident on black ice. The defendant contested both liability and causation. Suit was originally filed in state court, ...

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Mother backed car into father during child visitation exchange – $150,000 Verdict (access required)

In a child visitation exchange gone wrong, plaintiff father claimed defendant mother was angered that he had cut one of the children’s hair during the weekend visit. Plaintiff’s testimony was that mother called the father a “retard” and stated to ...

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Brain injury disputed in auto collision case – $2,000,000 Settlement (access required)

This case arose out of a two-car collision. The collision occurred on a busy road at a regulated intersection. The defendant turned left at the intersection, in front of the plaintiff’s oncoming car. Liability was disputed. The defendant claimed that ...

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UIM carrier bound by acceptance of mistaken offer (access required)

An insurance carrier must pay its UIM policy limits even though an auto-accident plaintiff waited nearly two years to formally accept the settlement and the carrier might have avoided liability altogether. For plaintiff William Calvert, who alleged $75,000 in medical ...

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Defendant’s employer contributed $250K personally toward settlement – $350,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff was traveling on an unmarked country road in Nottoway County when she was struck by a pick-up being driven by the defendant. The defendant was driving the vehicle within the scope of his employment. He initially denied being ...

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