Tag Archives: Spotsylvania Circuit Court

Plaintiff suffered debilitating knee pain after front-end collision – $420,819 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was a 66-year-old woman who was employed as the Region Ten Community Services Board program coordinator for the Albemarle-Charlottesville Family Treatment Court. She and her husband were injured in a high-impact, front-end collision on Route 3 (Plank Road) west ...

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Policy limits paid after jury found for auto-accident plaintiff – $100,000 Verdict (access required)

This case resulted from a Nov. 23, 2011 non-reportable motor vehicle collision that took place in a Spotsylvania County shopping center plaza. Liability was hotly contested. The plaintiff, a 40-year-old female, alleged that she was stopped, waiting to exit the ...

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Flaggers allegedly misdirected traffic, caused accident – $1,452,250 Settlement (access required)

On Aug. 3, 2012, the defendant asphalt company was laying 1,150 tons of shoulder stone on the southbound and northbound shoulders of Rt. 669 in Culpeper. At the end of the day, the crew was working at the southern end ...

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How to win cases and influence damages (access required)

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The Supreme Court of Virginia had mostly good news this month for lawyers seeking damages in state courts. The court opened doors for disgruntled consumers and removed one possible hurdle for litigants seeking punitive damages. The court also made it ...

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Court: Reservation of support not justified (access required)


A trial judge who described an adulterous wife’s conduct as “beyond reprehensible” failed to justify awarding her a reservation of spousal support, the Court of Appeals said when it reversed that decision May 5. Granting a divorce on the ground ...

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Woman tripped and fell on raised asphalt in restaurant parking lot – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was walking through a Chipotle parking lot toward the entrance when her foot “caught” on some raised asphalt that joined the curbing to the parking lot, causing her to fall. She landed on her outstretched hand and finger. There ...

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Doctor claims retaliation, sues former partners for $3M (access required)


A Fredericksburg area cardiologist fired from his practice group says his former colleagues shortchanged him for calling out the office’s improper billing practices. Patrick J. Fitzsimmons has filed suit against Cardiology Associates of Fredericksburg for $3 million. Fitzsimmons claimed his ...

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Seamstress suffered wrist injuries in auto accident – $468,000 Verdict (access required)

On Sept. 15, 2008, plaintiff was traveling on Brock Road in Spotsylvania when the defendant ran a stop sign and struck the left front of her vehicle. Just after the first defendant struck her, another car slammed into her rear. ...

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Patient suffered burns during unsupervised smoke break – $1,280,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was a wheelchair-bound nursing home patient who suffered from psychosis, left side paralysis due to a stroke, a fractured left hip, total left arm contractors, a bad back, left side neuropathy, impaired field of vision and partial immobility. He ...

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Collision aggravated pre-existing spinal condition – $600,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff and his wife were traveling northbound in the right lane of Route 1 in Fredericksburg when defendant, driving a tractor-trailer, pulled out from a truck stop and collided with the right side of plaintiff’s car. The impact aggravated pre-existing ...

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