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Products claim would have become negligent maintenance case – $800,000 Settlement (access required)

Decedent was a contractor who died in a workplace incident in a large factory in Southwest Virginia. What initially looked like a products liability case against the manufacturer of the machine that failed turned into a case against the factory ...

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Allstate offers limits to man shot in head by friend – $300,000 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff in this case was negligently shot by a friend who was playing with a handgun. The victim was airlifted to INOVA Fairfax Hospital. The shooter pled guilty to the reckless handling of a firearm in violation of Virginia ...

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Woman with high BAC rear-ended motorcyclist – $442,000 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff was stopped at a red light at an intersection in Virginia Beach. He pulled up next to a police officer, who was admiring his Harley-Davidson when the plaintiff was struck from behind. The plaintiff was thrown into the ...

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Student hurt when column at state school fell on her – $1.6 Million Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a student at a Virginia public university, tied her hammock to two concrete columns in an open, public area on campus. One of the 800 pound columns fell on her, crushing her abdomen and pelvis. Two people were injured ...

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Man took business partner’s life insurance proceeds – $1,161,482 Verdict (access required)

Two business owners had purchased life insurance through their corporation to provide funds for stock redemption in the event of death of a partner, as well as life insurance for estate. Originally, each partner was the owner and beneficiary of ...

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Woman blinded during cataract surgery – $600,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff was a 64-year-old retired IT professional who was blinded in one eye during the administration of anesthetic for elective cataract extraction involving her right eye. The defendant anesthesiologist attempted a peribulbar block, in which local anesthetic should be ...

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