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Hampton Circuit Court

Dec 3, 2012

Separate settlements negotiated for couple injured in head-on collision – $150,000 and $1,125,000 Settlements

On Oct. 19, 2010, plaintiff Edward Kehoe, age 82, was lawfully operating a 2007 Lexus 350 traveling eastbound at 55 mph on Victory Boulevard (RTE 171) in York County. His wife, plaintiff Mary Kehoe, age 79, was a restrained front seat passenger. The defendant was traveling westbound on Victory Boulevard at a speed of 55 […]

May 28, 2012

Motorcyclist killed when driver pulled out from stop sign – $1,000,000 Settlement

Gregory Ferguson, 50, was killed as he was riding his Harley-Davidson Sportster motorcycle only a few blocks from home. The defendant, 84 years old, pulled up at an intersecting street, stopped at the stop sign and then pulled into the path of Ferguson’s motorcycle. The defense claimed that Ferguson was speeding on his motorcycle and […]

Oct 31, 2011

Clot kills woman, claim brought over failure to administer drugs – Defense Verdict

At 1:00 a.m. on Nov. 28, 2008, plaintiff’s decedent, a 64-year-old female, presented to the emergency department of Hampton Sentara Careplex with a three-day history of chest and back pain and shortness of breath. She also had complaints of abdominal discomfort. Two weeks prior, the patient had undergone arthroscopic knee surgery on her left knee […]

Sep 29, 2011

Hampton Roads takes to judicial settlement program

After eight years, Virginia’s Judicial Settlement Conference program remains popular in parts of the state, but gets little to no use in other areas. The free judicial mediation service is active and well accepted in the Hampton Roads area, court officials say, but little used in Northern Virginia and Southwest Virginia. Overall, for the second […]

Dec 6, 2010

Earlier disabilities complicate valuation of injuries to spine – $1,500,000 Settlement

Plaintiff was stopped in traffic when he was rear-ended by a truck. Prior to the accident, the plaintiff was already disabled with long-term depression and orthopedic issues, and he had very limited part-time employment. Causation of his post-accident condition, and the degree of his pre-existing disability, pre-accident ability to work and pre-accident need for support […]

Jul 12, 2010

Physicians confused by depth of wound from 18-inch blade – Defense Verdict

On June 27, 2004, at 3:00 a.m., Sergeant Antonio Goodman, age 29, was stabbed by with an 18-inch “dragon dagger” (see photo) in the left lateral thigh in a drunken brawl at a friend’s home. He was taken to the Sentara Careplex emergency department within minutes. On arrival to the ED at 3:40 a.m., the […]

May 24, 2010

Judge: High court wants juries to hear issues, decide cases

VIRGINIA BEACH–Hampton Circuit Judge Wilford Taylor Jr. has been doing the Supreme Court of Virginia a big favor. Taylor, an experienced trial judge, has been getting the word out to his colleagues on the bench that the state high court does not want trial judges to short-circuit civil cases. On May 12, at the Supreme […]

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