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Woman killed crossing road at night in Newport News — $110,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Wrongful death Injuries alleged: Wrongful death – motor vehicle accident Court: Newport News Circuit Court Name of judge or mediator: Judge Charles Poston (Ret.) Date resolved: 10/15/2020 Demand: Policy limits Offer: $25,000 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: ...

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Woman, 82, hurt when truck turned left in front of vehicle — $450,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Personal injury Injuries alleged: Cervical C-2 fracture, wrist fracture, mild concussion, severe abdominal and chest bruising Court: Chesapeake Circuit Court Tried before: Mediation Date resolved: 12/15/2020 Special damages: $96,000 in medical bills, no surgeries or future medicals ...

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Stockholder sued for dissolution of restaurant business — $177,530 verdict (access required)

Type of action: Commercial law — business torts — minority shareholder judicial valuation (forced buyout) Injuries alleged: Tortious interference with contract; business conspiracy; petition for judicial dissolution Name of case: Jones v. Fridley Court: Waynesboro Circuit Court Case no.: CL19-199-00 ...

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3-year-old special needs child died on school bus — $1 million verdict (access required)

Type of action: Wrongful death of a three year old on school bus Injuries alleged: Death by positional asphyxia Name of case: Sabiani v. Fairfax County School Board Court: Fairfax Circuit Court Case no.: CL 2020-12938 Name of judge or ...

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Man suffered spinal injury as result of rearend auto collision — $645,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Personal injury Injuries alleged: Cervical spine injury Name of judge or mediator: Hon. B. Waugh Crigler (ret.) Date resolved: 11/11/2020 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $645,000 Attorney(s) for plaintiff (and city): Matthew W. Broughton, Andrew D. Finnicum ...

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Passenger lost part of colon after suffering hematoma from wreck — $533.094.55 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Auto accident Injuries alleged: Hemicolectomy (remove part of colon and attach to small intestines) Court: Richmond Circuit Court Special damages: Medical bills: $47,531.70; lost wages: $11,500.00 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $533,094.55 Attorney(s) for plaintiff (and city): ...

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Woman hurt in two car crashes four months apart — $287,000 settlement (access required)

Injuries alleged: Mild traumatic brain injury Name of case: Jeannette Liddy v. Confidential Defendants (Case No. 2017-5637) and Jeanette Liddy v. Amber Shear (Case No. 2017-11337) Court: Circuit Court for Fairfax County Case no.: The above cases (and case numbers) ...

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High blood pressure went untreated, man had a stroke — $850,000 settlement (access required)

Injuries alleged: Stroke Tried before: Mediation Name of judge or mediator: Hon. Michael Allen (Ret.) Date resolved: 5/29/2020 Special damages: Past medical expenses – $85,000; life care plan – $748,000 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $850,000 Attorney(s) for plaintiff (and ...

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Child suffered permanent nerve injury at birth — $900,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Medical malpractice Injuries alleged: Permanent brachial plexus injury Date resolved: 7/07/2020 Special damages: Life care plan – $400,000; past medical bills – $200,000 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $900,000 Attorney(s) for plaintiff (and city): Charles J. Zauzig ...

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Man thrown off bike in wreck had facial, wrist injuries — $300,000 settlement (access required)

Injuries alleged: Fractured wrists, pancake fractured elbow, facial lacerations to chin and lower lip, three chipped teeth Name of case: Anderson v. Walsh Court: Circuit Court for Fairfax County Date resolved: 8/17/2020 Special damages: $44,988 in medical bills and $6,237 ...

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