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Man killed when reckless driver hit him going around curve — $960,000 settlement  (access required)

Type of action: Wrongful death/trucking litigation/personal injury Injuries alleged: Death Name of case: Estate of Charles Sellers Date resolved: 10/29/2020 Demand: $960,000 Offer: $960,000 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $960,000 Attorney(s) for plaintiff (and city): Robert E. Byrne Jr. and ...

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Veteran suffered bowel perforation from IUD obtained at VA — $500,000 verdict  (access required)

Type of action: Federal Tort Claim Act Injuries alleged: Bowel perforation during removal of IUD resulting in tubal ligation and client’s inability to bear any more children. Court: Federal Tort Claim relating to care provided by the VA in Hampton.  ...

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Boy exhibited MTBI symptoms after tractor-trailer crash — $1.75 million settlement  (access required)

Personal Injury Type of action: Personal injuries Injuries alleged: 5-year-old developed/exhibited symptoms of a MTBI as a result of tractor-trailer crash when he was 18 months old. Court: USDC-Western District of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City Tried before: Mediation Date resolved: 6/30/2020 ...

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Settlement for quadriplegic is third-largest reported to VLW — $3.8 million settlement (access required)

Workers’ Compensation Type of Action: Workers’ compensation Injures: Quadriplegic  Special Damages: Expected permanent total disability and entitlement to lifetime medical benefits including home health care Verdict or Settlement: Settlement Amount: $3,800,000 Date of Settlement: 2020 Attorneys for Plaintiff: Andrew Reinhardt, ...

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Quadriplegic settles after years of fighting with comp carrier — $2.4 million settlement (access required)

The injured worker is a Canadian citizen who lives in British Columbia. He was a competitive professional ice skater prior to his accident. On April 2, 1990, he was working for Disney On Ice and supplemented his skating salary by ...

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Store owner hurt while riding as passenger in friend’s car — $1.2 million settlement  (access required)

Type of action: Tort – motor vehicle accident Injuries alleged: Acute nondisplaced left tibial plateau fracture and large lipohemarthrosis of the left knee; an acute nondisplaced fracture of the right humeral head involving the surgical neck (right shoulder); and a ...

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Man fractured ankle in slip-and-fall at commercial building — $285,000 settlement  (access required)

Type of action: Premises liability Injuries alleged: Biomalleolar fracture of the right ankle Special damages: $100,000 in past medical expenses Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $285,000 Attorney(s) for plaintiff: Matthew C. Perushek, Fairfax Description of Case: The plaintiff was leaving ...

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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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