Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Tag Archives: Fairfax County Circuit Court

Dead Man’s statute corroboration requirements (access required)

Where eight consolidated cases present opportunities to apply Virginia’s Dead Man’s statute, the court clarifies the statute’s corroboration requirements. Overview Estate of Lohman has been consolidated with Rosenthal/Bavely. The common thread is application of the Dead Man’s statute. “In Lohman, ...

Read More »

Employment discrimination claim survives demurrer (access required)

Where an auditor presented evidence to a county school board of alleged wrongdoing by “senior leadership,” her claim against the board under the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act goes forward. The board’s demurrer is overruled. Plaintiff “sufficiently alleges facts sufficient ...

Read More »

Young woman struck by work van, developed knee lesion — $275,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Personal injury Injuries alleged: Morel-Lavallee lesion, scarring Court: Fairfax County Circuit Court Date resolved: 6/30/2022 Special damages: $85,000 in medical bills Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $275,000 Attorney for plaintiff (and city): Justin W. Curcio, Alexandria Description ...

Read More »

Punitive damages award reduced in defamation case (access required)

Where a jury awarded $1 in compensatory damages and $200,000 in punitive damages on a defamation claim, a motion for remittitur is granted. The award is reduced to $25,000. Background The parties are both dentists. Brown hired Grundy in 2013 ...

Read More »