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Plaintiff fell from platform while attempting to extinguish fire – Confidential Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a 56-year-old heavy equipment operator. He had approximately 30 years of experience operating large bulldozers. On the night of the incident, plaintiff was pushing shot at a coal mine with a Caterpillar D10T bulldozer, when the bulldozer caught ...

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Supplier Can’t Pull in Manufacturer (access required)

In this products liability suit alleging injury from use of a defective shower chair, a Newport News U.S. District Court accepts a magistrate judge’s recommendation and dismisses for lack of personal jurisdiction defendant medical supply company’s third-party complaint filed against ...

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Jury rejects car seat defect claim in brain injury case

An Abingdon federal jury decided a child car seat was not 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 jury deliberated about six ...

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Two-Year Limitations Bars Hip Replacement Claim (access required)

The Alexandria U.S. District Court dismisses a removed diversity action against hip replacement manufacturers as barred by Virginia’s two-year statute of limitations; equitable estoppel does not apply because patient waited more than two years after a product recall. In September ...

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