Author Archives: Virginia Lawyers Weekly

Woman suffered back injury in wreck with student – $1.3 Million Verdict (access required)

On May 27, 2015, Kimberli Vida, 50, was a back-seat passenger in an SUV driven by her husband when they were struck on East Ridge Road by an SUV driven by defendant, Sarah Farney, who pulled out from Freeman High ...

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Failure to diagnose cancer yields $5M verdict – $5 Million Verdict plus interest (access required)

Plaintiff Tiffany Pinto, 42, presented to the emergency room at Mary Immaculate Hospital on March 27, 2015, with complaints of right lower quadrant abdominal pain. An abdominal CT scan was ordered by the ER physician and Stuart Goldwag, M.D., an ...

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Passenger gets one driver’s limits, gets defense verdict from other – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was a passenger involved in a two-car collision. One driver settled for her policy limits. The remaining driver and defendant denied liability and brought the case to trial. Following the presentation of testimony and evidence, the jury returned a ...

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Charges filed in Northern Neck boat death (access required)

A Lancaster County grand jury has indicted a man on an involuntary manslaughter charge in the death of his longtime friend in boating accident last August. J. Randolph “Rand” Hooper, 32, was charged with both manslaughter and failing to render ...

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4th Cir.: Agency analysis of small-refinery exemption is flawed (access required)

Despite past efforts to improve its approach, the Department of Energy’s recommended analysis of economic hardship on small fuel refineries attempting to comply with federal renewable fuel standards is facially flawed. In considering a petition for a small-refinery exemption, the ...

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Man suffered broken jaw during tooth extraction – $875,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff developed ORN following a difficult tooth extraction by the defendant. During the extraction, the plaintiff’s jaw was fractured but this was not discovered until many weeks thereafter, at which time he was also diagnosed with Stage III ORN disease. ...

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