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Plaintiff awarded over $1.9 million in suit related to I-81 construction — $1,986,089.70 verdict (access required)

Type of action: Breach of contract Injuries alleged: Breach of contract and indemnity Name of case: W.C. English Inc. v. Rummel, Klepper & Kahl LLP Court: U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, Lynchburg Division Case no.: 6:17cv00018 ...

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Store roof partially collapsed after torrential rain — $460,000 verdict (access required)

Type of action: Breach of contract Injuries alleged: Failure to indemnify after roof collapse, payment of workers compensation payments caused by injury to worker from roof collapse Name of case: Variety Stores Inc. v. Martinsville Plaza LLC Court: U.S. District ...

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Plaintiff lost control after oncoming motorcycle crossed center line — $300,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Auto accident Injuries alleged: Fractured ribs and sternum; bruised lung Court: Goochland County Circuit Court Date resolved: 4/15/2021 Special damages: Approximately $100,000 Demand: $300,000 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $300,000 Attorneys for plaintiff (and city): Michael W. ...

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Landscaper suffered major injuries in crash involving tractor-trailer — $1,262,265 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Motor vehicle accident Injuries alleged: Various trauma with major injury being ankle fracture Name of judge or mediator: Judge Diane McQ. Strickland (Ret.) Date resolved: 4/26/2021 Special damages: $487,992.90 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $1,263,265 after waiver ...

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Woman suffers brain injury after being hit by car at crosswalk — $475,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Motor vehicle negligence Injuries alleged: Mild traumatic brain injury, open reduction internal fixation of the left tibial plateau fracture Court: Richmond Circuit Court Date resolved: 5/12/2021 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Attorneys for plaintiff (and city): Frank H. ...

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Man suffered permanent tinnitus after auto accident — $60,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Personal injury, auto accident Injuries alleged: Bilateral tinnitus, headache and neck pain Name of case: Upton v. Greenwalt Court: Arlington County Circuit Court Case no.: CL19-603 Tried before: Mediation Name of judge or mediator: Judge Johanna Fitzpatrick ...

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Two killed in head-on collision; oncoming driver was fleeing police — $600,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Wrongful death and personal injury Injuries alleged: Multiple vertebral fractures, fractures to both lower extremities, fractured hip and fractured rib Date resolved: 5/28/2021 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $600,000 Attorney for plaintiff (and city): John C. Shea, ...

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Ophthalmology practice found not negligent in post-op treatment — Defense verdict (access required)

Type of action: Medical malpractice Injuries alleged: Permanent corneal scarring, permanent visual deficiencies Name of case: Hartranft v. Anonymous Ophthalmology Practice Court: Virginia Beach Circuit Court Tried before: Jury Name of judge or mediator: Judge James C. Lewis Date resolved: ...

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Interventional radiologist found not negligent in patient’s death — Defense verdict (access required)

Type of action: Medical malpractice Injuries alleged: Wrongful death Court: Fredericksburg Circuit Court Case no.: CL20000201 Tried before: Jury Name of judge or mediator: Judge Sarah Deneke Date resolved: 5/21/2021 Special damages: Approximately $187,000 Demand: $2,100,000 Verdict or settlement: Verdict ...

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Dealer alleged to have concealed vehicle’s engine defects — $104,137.07 verdict (access required)

Type of action: Federal Odometer Act, fraud, Virginia Consumer Protection Act, Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act Injuries alleged: Diminished value, loss of use, inconvenience, aggravation, punitive damages and legal fees Name of case: Jackson v. Great Bridge Auto Sales Corp. Court: U.S. ...

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