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Tag Archives: Portsmouth Circuit Court

Officer Indicted for Murder Can Exclude Evidence (access required)

In this prosecution of a Portsmouth police officer for first-degree murder of a suspect­ed shoplifter, the Portsmouth Circuit Court says the commonwealth must provide de­fendant with the date, time and location of the offense for which he is charged and ...

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Plaintiff suffered wrist injury after recovering from surgery – $175,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 50-year-old unemployed male, was an unlicensed driver of a friend’s car, driving home an intoxicated friend who was fighting with a boyfriend. The defendant struck his vehicle in a severe collision, totaling both cars. The week before, plaintiff ...

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Decedent’s chest X-ray showed signs of dissection, experts claim – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

On March 2, 2012, plaintiff’s decedent, a 41-year-old shipyard worker, presented to defendant hospital’s emergency room at approximately 1:00 a.m. with a history of smoking and a chief complaint of chest pain radiating to his neck/throat with nausea. The pain ...

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Cause of defendant’s behind-the-wheel blackout questioned – $1,150,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was driving on High Street in Portsmouth when the defendant, who was driving in the scope of his employment, crossed over the center line striking the plaintiff’s vehicle. The defendant contended that he had an unforeseen medical emergency causing ...

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Medical practice was liable, doctor was not (access required)

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The Supreme Court of Virginia has reinstated a jury verdict against a Portsmouth medical practice for alleged sloppy management in the case of a 24-year-old patient who died of pneumonia. The trial judge ruled the $3.5-million verdict had to be ...

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Longshoreman unable to work after motorcycle collided with tractor-trailer – $1,132,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 54-year-old male, was operating his motorcycle on Turnpike Road in Portsmouth when the defendant tractor-trailer driver failed to yield the right-of-way by making an illegal u-turn in front of the plaintiff. The collision resulted in the plaintiff’s hand ...

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