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Intellectually disabled women sue over forced abortions – $5 Million Settlement (access required)

Two intellectually disabled women who were wards of the District of Columbia sued the District for consenting to abortions without due process in violation of 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The case was initially filed as a class action challenging the ...

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Plaintiff suffered TBI, settles for $1.5 million – $1.5 Million Settlement (access required)

This was a negligent action that settled during mediation. Plaintiff sustained a mild traumatic brain injury. The remaining facts are confidential. [18-T-011] Type of action: Personal Injury Tried before: Mediation Date resolved: May 8, 2017 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: ...

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Appendicitis goes unreported initially, leads to complications – $1.5 Million Verdict (access required)

On Aug. 15, 2016, Alexander Nelson underwent a colonoscopy after which he suffered abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. The next day, Aug. 16,  Nelson saw his gastroenterologist who referred him to the Lewis-Gale Medical Center Emergency Department for a CT ...

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Allstate hit by jury after refusing settlement conference – $40,000 Verdict (access required)

The case involved a rear-end motor vehicle accident in Virginia Beach. The plaintiff had $21,257 in medical bills, however the majority of that amount was from the emergency room on the date of the accident, and much of that was ...

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Man’s injuries came out over time after wreck – $350,000 Settlement (access required)

This collision occurred on Nov. 17, 2015 on northbound Interstate 295 in Hanover County. Plaintiff was on his way to work driving a Chevrolet pick-up truck alone when he was struck by a tractor-trailer driven by the defendant. The impact ...

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Bolivian woman hurt in T-bone accident – $2.65 Million Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, then 45, suffered severe injuries in T-bone crash caused by pickup truck. At 2 a.m. on June 26, 2016, plaintiff was the front-seat passenger in a small SUV heading southbound on Hunter Mill Road (a small neighborhood street) in ...

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Petersburg police officers settle overtime pay class action – $1.35 Million Settlement (access required)

Claim on behalf of Petersburg Police Department officers up to the rank of lieutenant for failure to pay overtime. The Virginia Gap Pay Act (§9.1-700 et seq.) requires localities that employ a minimum of 100 law enforcement officers to pay ...

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State Farm settles fire loss that went to policy’s appraisal process – $243,000 Settlement (access required)

The insured’s Mecklenburg County home burned in July 2013. She had first-party homeowner’s coverage with State Farm Fire & Casualty Co. State Farm paid some on the claim, but not a reasonable amount. So the insured hired a public adjuster ...

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