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Tag Archives: Petersburg Circuit Court

Patient claimed lack of monitoring resulted in rape – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff filed a law­suit against defen­dant mental health hospital seeking over $30 million in dam­ages. She alleged that it had failed to pre­vent her alleged rape by another patient. She sued for violation of the Virginia Con­sumer Protection Act, general ...

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Woman suffered ankle injury, prompting her to quit job – $45,500 Verdict (access required)

On July 13, 2014, the plaintiff was injured when the defendant ran a red light, striking her vehicle and causing the plaintiff to strike a third-vehicle. The de­fendant admitted lia­bility and the case was tried on damages only. The plaintiff ...

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No Defamation Per Quod for Nurse ‘Error’ (access required)

A substitute school nurse cannot state a defamation claim based on two statements school officials made to a television inves­tigative reporter about a sick student’s re­lease to her aunt as not following “protocol” and as an “error”; the Petersburg Circuit ...

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No Defamation Per Se for Nurse ‘Error’ (access required)

A substitute school nurse cannot state a defamation claim based on two statements school officials made to a television inves­tigative reporter about a sick student’s re­lease to her aunt as not following “protocol” and as an “error”; the Petersburg Circuit ...

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Evidence Inadequate for ‘Inventory Search’ Policy (access required)

Although an officer had authority to impound defendant’s vehicle which had stopped in a lane of traffic, the common­wealth introduced no evidence of the local policy on vehicle inventory searches the of­ficer claimed to be implementing, and the presumption that ...

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Identity of driver at issue in wrongful death case – $1,880,385 Verdict (access required)

This wrongful death litigation arose out of a single-vehicle accident that occurred at approximately 6:00 a.m. on Feb. 10, 2013. Ikeyia Jones, age 18, was killed after being ejected from a speeding car that struck the brick wall of Blandford ...

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E-filing market open with new app (access required)

VA Supreme court

After years of delay and planning, a Virginia Supreme Court-designed electronic filing system is finally rolling out this month, as other courts cautiously dip toes in the water by using private vendors to provide the interface between the courthouse and ...

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Petersburg historic records put online (access required)

PETERSBURG (AP) Nearly a quarter of a million historic court documents from Petersburg detailing early struggles in the rail and mining industries and with free African Americans are now available online. The Library of Virginia recently completed Petersburg’s chancery records ...

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