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Shopper struck by falling Christmas tree boxes at Big Lots – Defendant’s motion for summary judgment granted (access required)

Plaintiff claimed boxed artificial Christmas trees were improperly stacked, fell from a shelf and struck her in the head at the Big Lots store in Fredericksburg on Dec. 8, 2012. Plaintiff, who was 25 years old and five months pregnant ...

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Boating accident leads to spoliation dispute over screws (access required)

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A screw-up over a screw that may have been used in a boat’s gear shift mechanism threatened to complicate a trial over liability for a 2011 boating accident. A Norfolk judge denied defense motions to dismiss a $30-million lawsuit based ...

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Plaintiff fell near cooking oil drums on restaurant premises – $450,000 Settlement (access required)

On April 15, 2011, plaintiff went to dinner for her birthday at The Isaacs Restaurant (owned and operated by Memorial Holdings, LLC). She and her companion used the rear customer entrance to enter and exit. Leaving the restaurant, plaintiff took ...

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Ball broke through protective screen, struck plaintiff’s face – $195,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff suffered a displaced right zygomatic fracture and non-displaced mandibular fracture when a baseball pitcher’s protective screen failed to protect him from a line drive baseball hit by a batter. After throwing approximately 20 pitches to his son, a ...

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Tractor-trailer swerved, hit vehicle stopped on shoulder – $3,500,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a passenger in a motor vehicle that had pulled off onto the shoulder of the interstate highway. A tractor-trailer collided with the vehicle after swerving to avoid another motor vehicle in the highway. The young plaintiff sustained substantial ...

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Truck turned against red light, striking plaintiff’s pickup – $1,750,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was driving home from dinner in a small, half-ton pickup. She was on a major roadway approaching a major intersection and had a green light. Defendant was driving a large, U-Haul type truck, traveling the opposite direction from plaintiff ...

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Driver shot by hunter taps mulitple homeowners’ policies – $1,400,000 Settlement (access required)

Tracy Epps, a 52-year-old Emporia man, was shot by a hunter as he was riding down the road on a Saturday morning with his dog. As Epps passed by an organized deer hunt operated by the Brink Hunt Club in ...

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Man pumping gas was struck by out-of-control vehicle – $1,250,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 57-year-old male, was standing at a gas station pumping gas when he was struck by a car whose driver had lost control. Plaintiff had multiple surgeries on his leg, but the doctors ultimately were not able to save ...

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Brain injury from auto accident led to subsequent fall, fracture – $404,000 Settlement (access required)

On July 19, 2011, the defendant failed to stop at a red light and struck the plaintiff’s vehicle. The plaintiff’s vehicle was destroyed by a fire as a result of the impact. The defendant was traveling 50 miles per hour ...

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