Tag Archives: Arlington County Circuit Court

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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Landlord had no duty to check on tenant’s welfare (access required)

Even though one of defendant landlord’s employees reported to other employees that he saw plaintiff tenant sitting in his apartment bathroom “‘not very alert’ and potentially ‘ill,’” there was no duty to check on plaintiff’s welfare. As a result, the ...

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Probable cause supported search warrant for drugs (access required)

A police officer’s affidavit provided probable cause to issue a search warrant even though the affidavit stated that the officer would execute it when he knew defendant had drugs for sale. Waiting to resupply Defendant Paige is charged with possession ...

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Man riding in hotel van suffered TBI, stroke — $400,000 settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a passenger in December 2017 in a hotel van traveling from National Airport to a hotel in Arlington County. No seat belts were available. Van operator was allegedly reckless and hit a curb or made an abrupt stop. ...

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Woman injured during root canal surgery – $1.5 Million Verdict (access required)

On June 18, 2015, the defendant general dentist, Joseph Khalil, DDS, performed an unnecessary root canal retreatment procedure on a lower molar tooth of a woman in her mid-50s. After the defendant perforated outside the root of the tooth, he ...

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Lawyer disciplined in DC, but not in Virginia on same facts (access required)


A lawyer facing a recommended 60-day suspension in Washington for alleged misconduct avoided discipline in Virginia based on the same facts. An Arlington County Circuit Court panel found the “evidence falls short, but barely so” in the Virginia State Bar’s ...

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DIY Discovery (access required)


An injured plaintiff who conducted his own investigation into the design of a toilet tank lid was barred from using information he received in informal contacts with the toilet manufacturer, a judge has ruled. To allow company employees’ statements as ...

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Jury decides for son in Arlington will contest (access required)

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An Arlington County jury has found for the son of a well-known local restaurateur in a multi-mil­lion-dollar tug-of-war over assets left after the man’s death. The case could be headed for the Supreme Court of Virginia. Tom Sarris owned restaurants ...

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