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Author Archives: Virginia Lawyers Weekly

VSB Disciplinary Actions: May 30 issue (access required)

Effective May 13, 2022, the Seventh District Subcommittee of the Virginia State Bar issued a public reprimand without terms to Andrew Paul Hill of Front Royal for violating the professional rules governing diligence and communication. This was an agreed disposition ...

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Cars collide on interstate, causing plaintiff’s compression fracture — $125,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Personal injury, motor vehicle collision Injuries alleged: L1 compression fracture Date resolved: 2/4/2022 Special damages: $56,017.01 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $125,000 Attorneys for plaintiff (and city): Rakin R. Hamad, Alexandria Description of case: Plaintiff was a ...

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Plaintiff sustained concussion after colliding with tractor-trailer — $150,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Personal injury Injuries alleged: Concussion and insomnia Tried before: Mediation Name of judge or mediator: Judge Thomas S. Shadrick (Ret.) Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $150,000 Attorneys for plaintiff (and city): Seth R. Lindberg, Peter C. Burnett ...

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Jury reaches defense verdict in infant eye injury case — Defense verdict (access required)

Type of action: Medical malpractice Injuries alleged: Infant plaintiff: skull fractures and rupture of Descemet’s membrane with resultant permanent ophthalmologic injuries; adult plaintiff: emotional distress Court: Winchester Circuit Court Tried before: Jury Name of judge or mediator: Judge Alexander Iden ...

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Wheel fell off truck after routine servicing — $200,000 verdict (access required)

Type of action: Negligence, personal injury Injuries alleged: Concussion, subdural hematoma Name of case: Sheckels v. Handley Motor Company Inc. Court: Fairfax County Circuit Court Case no.: CL 2020-11058 Tried before: Jury Name of judge or mediator: Judge Penney S. ...

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Virginia Medical Law Report — May 2022

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False police report suffices for emotional distress claim (access required)

Where a man was twice arrested for charges based on a woman’s allegedly false reports and he claims to have suffered post-traumatic stress disorder even after the charges were dismissed, his suit for intentional infliction of emotional distress survived the ...

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