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Judge sets aside $5.225M verdict in Best Buy case (access required)

A Newport News judge has set aside a multimillion dollar personal injury award against electronics retailer Best Buy on the grounds the verdict was excessive. In August, a seven-member jury awarded $5,225,000 to Michael Chavis, who was injured after a ...

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Plaintiff with neck injury gets almost 4 times his last demand – $210,000 Verdict (access required)

On Aug. 17, 2008, a John Doe defendant sideswiped the plaintiff’s vehicle, causing him to crash into a concrete Jersey wall on I-64 in Newport News. John Doe did not stop and was never identified. Plaintiff was 57 years old ...

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$5.225M Best Buy verdict ruled excessive

A Newport News judge has set aside a multimillion dollar personal injury award on the grounds the verdict was excessive. This past August, a jury awarded $5,225,000 to Michael Chavis, who was injured after a forklift ran over his foot ...

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Slip and fall causes back injury, case settled two weeks before trial – $1,775,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff suffered back injuries in a slip & fall accident. The negligence suit named the owner of the building, along with the general contractor and subcontractor who were working on the building. The case settled one day before a hearing ...

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Wreck after birthday celebration resulted in woman’s elbow injury – $350,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff passenger and the defendant driver were out drinking and celebrating the driver’s birthday when the driver lost control on “ice” and her vehicle struck a tree. Following the collision, the plaintiff was trapped inside the vehicle and had ...

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Five carriers contribute limits to pedestrian hit at car wash – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was replacing a cover on his SUV at a car wash when defendant, who said she was blinded by the sun, struck him and pinned him between his vehicle and hers. He suffered multiple, comminuted fractures of his pelvis ...

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