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Driver ran stop sign, injured plaintiff in T-bone collision — $470,922.02 verdict (access required)

Type of action: Personal injury Injuries alleged: Neck strain, low back strain, lumbar facet joint aggravation Name of case: Swope-Campbell v. Smith Court: Richmond Circuit Court Case no.: CL20002348-00 Tried before: Jury Name of judge or mediator: Judge Claire G. ...

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Woman died after delay in identifying brain aneurysm — $900,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Medical malpractice Injuries alleged: Wrongful death Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $900,000 Attorney for plaintiff (and city): William E. Artz and Thomas M. Wochok, McLean Description of case: Plaintiff’s decedent was a 39-year-old mother of two who ...

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Motorcyclist injured trying to avoid vehicle in wrong lane — $1.1M verdict (access required)

Type of action: Personal injury Injuries alleged: Collarbone fracture, six broken ribs and two thoracic spine compression fractures Name of case: Blue v. Foster Court: Spotsylvania County Circuit Court Case no.: CL16-785 Tried before: Jury Name of judge or mediator: ...

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Plaintiff underwent shoulder surgery following auto accident — $135,000 verdict (access required)

Type of action: Personal injury Injuries alleged: Neck sprain, acute exacerbation of asymptomatic left shoulder degeneration Name of case: Davis v. Patxot Court: Richmond Circuit Court Case no.: CL18-6132-8 Tried before: Jury Name of judge or mediator: Judge Clarence N. ...

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Nursing home stopped insulin, resulting in resident’s death — $300,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Nursing home malpractice Injuries alleged: Wrongful death Name of judge or mediator: Judge Michael Allen (Ret.) Date resolved: 3/8/2022 Special damages: $81,000 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $300,000 Attorney for plaintiff (and city): Carlton F. Bennett, Virginia ...

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Jury sides with prominent public figure in defamation suit — $5M verdict (access required)

Type of action: Defamation Name of case: Oliver v. Cohen Court: Virginia Beach Circuit Court Case no.: CL 19-692 Tried before: Jury Name of judge or mediator: Judge Beverly W. Snukals (Ret.) Date resolved: 4/1/2022 Demand: $10,000,000 Offer: $250,000 Verdict ...

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Dance instructor injured in crash involving intoxicated driver — $230,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Personal injury Injuries alleged: Cervical spine, lumbar spine, concussion Name of case: Hide v. Jung Court: Prince William Circuit Court Case no.: 19-8208 Date resolved: 9/22/2021 Special damages: $42,600 in medical bills, $20,000 in lost wages Demand: ...

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Patient sustained nasal injury during surgery — $1.1M verdict (access required)

Type of action: Medical malpractice Injuries alleged: Cautery injuries to nose resulting in full thickness soft tissue loss of right alar rim and columella Name of case: Wall v. Princess Anne ENT & Allergy, P.C. Court: Virginia Beach Circuit Court ...

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Plaintiff’s dominant arm impaired after being struck by van — $875,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Pedestrian personal injury Injuries alleged: Crush fracture of left humeral head, right tibial plateau fracture and mild traumatic brain injury Name of judge or mediator: Judge Michael Gamble (Ret.) Date resolved: 4/20/2022 Special damages: $270,000 in past ...

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Jury awards defendant more than $520K in pipeline suit (access required)

Type of action: Eminent domain Injuries alleged: Loss in value to property remaining after condemnation due to pipeline project easement corridor Name of case: Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC v. Terry Court: U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, ...

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