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Jury finds for car-seat maker in high-profile Abingdon case (access required)

An Abingdon federal jury last week rejected claims that a $50 child car seat was defective, closing the door on a $50-million claim for damages for an 8-year-old girl who suffered devastating brain damage in a 2009 auto accident. The ...

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Woman gets $4M award by summary judgment (access required)

A Smithfield woman seeking protection from financial exposure after being sued over a traffic accident torpedoed her own personal injury defense with her bankruptcy filings, a judge has ruled. The woman – and the insurance companies covering her – now ...

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Plaintiff sought $25K for rearender, gets $65K – $65,000 Verdict (access required)

This accident occurred on March 24, 2009, at 12:35 p.m., at the intersection of Wagner Road and Medical Park Boulevard in Petersburg. It was a rear-end accident and the defendant admitted liability. The plaintiff was transported by ambulance to Southside ...

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Plaintiff hurt in rearender, gets more than 10 times defense offer – $261,760 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was a passenger in a vehicle that was rear-ended at a stop light. The accident occurred on Route 29 South near Lynchburg on Aug. 31, 2007. The defendant did not admit liability. At the conclusion of evidence, a motion ...

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Defense offered $25K to settle back injury case – $362,500 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was in the third vehicle in a three-car rear-end collision. His vehicle sustained a damaged bumper and he transported himself to the hospital hours after the collision. Plaintiff suffered aggravation of a pre-existing desiccated disc at the L5-S1 level ...

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Woman, 89, hurt by chair defect, repair kit at issue – $750,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, then 89, was seated in her home stairway elevator when her seat pivoted without warning, causing her to fall out of the chair and down the staircase, breaking her neck and wrist. Suit was filed against the product manufacturer ...

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The next dimension: Radford judge, jury see medical evidence in 3-D (access required)

A technology more commonly found in movie theaters made its way into a Radford courtroom last month. A judge and jury put on 3-D glasses in court to view in-depth, three-dimensional depictions of the inside of a patient’s spinal canal. ...

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