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Teacher filed suit after disability benefits canceled – Reinstatement of benefits (access required)

Plaintiff, a local elementary school teacher, had a long-term disability policy with Prudential. The policy was sponsored by the school board. Plaintiff had applied for and received LTD for 14 months. The benefits for plaintiff’s disability were capped at 24 ...

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Plaintiff slipped and fell on icy sidewalk at auto dealership – $2,000,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was a 59-year-old Vietnam veteran working as an engineer at the Newport News Shipyard. He went to the defendant’s auto dealership for service on his pickup truck three days after the Christmas blizzard of 2010. As he exited the ...

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Real property theft: Imposter sold man’s beach lots, stole proceeds (access required)

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Guy Gugliotta was “absolutely amazed and extremely upset” when he was told he no longer owned the two Sandbridge lots he wanted to sell last year. A real estate agent said Gugliotta himself had sold the properties the year before. ...

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Plaintiff injured by falling window valance in hotel room – $400,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 55-year-old flight attendant trainee, was a guest of the defendant hotel when a 40-pound wood valance and drapes in her room fell upon her. Plaintiff alleged that the heavy wood valance was improperly secured into the drywall only, ...

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Plaintiff’s ureter injury was known risk of surgery, expert testified – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was 80 years old when she presented to defendant on Oct. 19, 2010, with cecal cancer detected on a colonoscopy. During her initial visit, defendant discussed staging and treatment for colon cancer, including the need for laparoscopic resection as ...

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Jury awards amount of special damages in p.i. case – $19,010 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff was struck by a car on May 16, 2010, around 1:00 a.m. in the driveway of the defendant’s townhouse in Virginia Beach. The plaintiff and other friends and family members of the defendant were standing in front of ...

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Driver who rear-ended car not at fault for subsequent crash – Defense Verdict (access required)

This case stemmed from an accident that happened on Oct. 12, 2010 on Atlantic Avenue at 55th Street in Virginia Beach. Defendant Camp rear-ended a car driven by Ashley Kennedy, which was stopped in the left lane waiting to make ...

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Auto accident complicated recovery from recent surgery – $35,000 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff had undergone a massive panniculectomy and tummy tuck on Nov. 27, 2009. On Dec. 25, 2009, she was involved in a motor vehicle collision where the defendant backed into her and fled the scene. There was minimal property ...

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