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Jury finds police shooting wasn’t gross negligence – Defense Verdict (access required)

The Portsmouth Police Department received reliable information that Antujuan Marshall, a convicted felon with a record of violence, had been dealing heroin. They executed a planned roadblock “takedown” as he was driving to an anticipated drug sale. Marshall rammed his ...

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Jury verdict creates issue of respondeat superior – Plaintiff’s Verdict Set Aside (access required)

The estate of a 24-year-old decedent alleged at trial that the defendant doctor and his group were liable for the failure of the doctor to timely advise the decedent of the presence of pneumonia as evidenced by a chest X-ray. ...

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Man dies from pneumonia before learning of diagnosis – $3,500,000 Verdict (access required)

The 24-year-old decedent went to the defendant doctor with chest pain and a cough. He was diagnosed with chestwall pain and prescribed a narcotic pain reliever. The decedent returned the next day with complaints of increased chest pain and spitting ...

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Tractor-trailer rear ends car, kills passenger – $3,500,000 Settlement (access required)

A commercial driver in a tractor-trailer rear-ended a passenger vehicle on Interstate 64 in Norfolk on Dec. 17, 2009. Plaintiff’s decedent was a passenger in the car being operated by a friend who was driving slowly after a tire problem. ...

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Biker injured by John Doe in Interstate 264 accident – $150,000 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff was leading a group of motorcyclists on Interstate 264 when a John Doe vehicle merged onto the highway in front of him a few cars lengths away and braked suddenly. In attempting to stop his motorcycle, plaintiff experienced ...

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