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Tag Archives: Rockingham County Circuit Court

Creditor Liens Attached to Tax Refunds (access required)

Defendant debtors held a fixed property interest in their respective 2015 tax re­funds as of midnight on Dec. 31, 2015, and plaintiffs’ liens of fieri facias attached to those funds; the Rockingham County Cir­cuit Court grants summary judgment for plaintiff ...

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Driver allegedly was violating hours-of-service regluations – $985,000 Settlement (access required)

Decedent was a resident of Mathias, West Virginia, who drove to Harrisonburg every day to work at a chicken processing facility. Early in the morning of Nov. 13, 2014, she was driving eastbound on a windy two-lane road west of ...

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Plaintiff said foot surgery was unnecessary, led to complications – Defense Verdict (access required)

Defendant diagnosed plaintiff with metatarsalgia, or pain in the ball of her foot. Defendant eventually determined that this excessive pain and pressure on the ball of the plaintiff’s left foot was caused by both positional and structural deformities. The positional ...

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Defendant tried to pass truck, struck decedent’s vehicle head on – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

A mother of two was killed when the defendant collided head-on with her vehicle as he was trying to pass a tractor-trailer on Route 340 in Rockingham County. The accident occurred on a foggy morning. A witness, who was driving ...

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Adult children deemed beneficiaries in wrongful death settlement – $635,000 Settlement (access required)

On March 5, 2013, the 79-year-old decedent was driving south toward Harrisonburg on Route 11. At the same time, defendant was driving a poultry litter delivery truck for his employer, headed north on Route 11. Defendant suddenly drove off the ...

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Motorcyclist lost control, struck woman in driveway – $425,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, an 81-year-old female, was standing in her driveway well off Route 33 East in Elkton when a motorcyclist lost control of his motorcycle heading westbound. After losing control of his vehicle, the defendant crossed the median, continued traveling to ...

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Jury finds gallbladder surgery complications were not negligence – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff sustained a completely transected common bile duct in a laparoscopic cholecystectomy (lap choly). Plaintiff contended that the defendant general surgeon breached the standard of care in failing to recognize that his observation of what he noted to be an ...

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Negligent hiring claim allowed to proceed in p.i. case – $375,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a flagger directing traffic on a rural two-lane winding road. Defendant, operating a large tow truck, drove around a curve and struck a stopped vehicle that had just been flagged by the plaintiff. The stopped vehicle was pushed ...

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