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Handymen burned in propane furnace explosion – $2,000,000 and $250,000 Settlements (access required)

On the morning of Nov. 10, 2007, two contractors in their early 60s who did handyman work for a mobile home court near Harrisonburg went to the property to examine a propane furnace in one of the units. One of ...

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Experts agree on need for surgery for injury from low-impact crash – $350,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 42-year-old male, was on his way to a doctor’s appointment for chronic low back pain when he was rear-ended by the defendant. Defendant was employed by Donegal Mutual Insurance Company and was driving a company car on her ...

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Negligence – Negligent Entrustment – ‘Road Games’ (access required)

Even though there is no allegation that a driver was physically or mentally impaired when allowed to drive a vehicle, plaintiff does allege defendant continued to permit the driver to operate the vehicle despite witnessing the driver’s “road games,” and ...

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Municipal – Procurement Act – Bid Protest – No Contract Award (access required)

An excavation company cannot use either the Virginia Public Procurement Act or defendant city’s own purchasing manual to establish the court’s jurisdiction for its challenge to the city’s decision not to award a contract on a particular project, and the ...

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Civil Procedure – Nonsuit – Same ‘Action’ – Ad Damnum (access required)

Although a car-crash plaintiff changed her damages request when she refiled after a nonsuit – from $250,000 compensatory and $350,000 punitive damages to $300,000 compensatory and no punitive damages – her second lawsuit is the same “action” and is timely ...

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P.i. plaintiffs post win on nonsuit issue  (access required)

The latest battle over nonsuit rights may be heating up across Virginia. A new circuit court case clearly rejects a controversial decision last summer that dismissed a p.i. suit because it was refiled with an increased ad damnum. Last August, ...

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