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Henry County Circuit Court

Nov 14, 2016

Surviving passenger of auto accident settles with driver – $830,000 Settlement

The crash occurred late on Christmas Eve, 2012, on Route 716 in Halifax Coun­ty. Plaintiff and one other person were riding as passengers in the defendant’s truck. All three were best friends. Plain­tiff claimed that the defendant lost control of the vehicle, ran off the road on the left hand side, overcorrected the ve­hicle and […]

Sep 26, 2016

Car rear-ended by truck, struck tree – $550,000 Settlement

Decedent was a passenger in the rear seat of his own car traveling on the Route 220 Bypass in Henry County, Virginia. The vehicle was struck from behind by a F350 Ford Pickup which was towing a trailer. The decedent’s vehicle was forced off the road and into the woods. The decedent’s vehicle struck a […]

May 4, 2016

Patient Wins Hospital ‘Balance Billing’ Case

A patient who signed a contract for services as he was seeking treatment for symptoms of another major heart at­tack did not enter into a valid contract with the hospital, which may not “bal­ance bill” the patient for $83,860, or the remainder of the $111,115 the hospital charged for his two-day stay; the Henry County […]

Apr 22, 2016

Challenge to ‘balance billing’ hits hospital

For what may be the first time in Virginia, a judge has ordered a hospital to slash its “balance billing” charges by 75 percent to reflect the hospital’s usual write-off for uninsured patients. The decision is a rare judicial rebuke to the common hospital practice of billing full rate for patients whose insurance plans do […]

Feb 23, 2016

Man tripped, accidentally shot girlfriend in arm – $125,000 Settlement

Plaintiff was a 47-year-old female who had a romantic relationship with the defendant. She was a guest at the defendant’s residential dwelling house on June 1, 2013, at approximately 11 o’clock p.m.; that after visiting for a short time, she told the defendant that she was leaving to return to her home. She then walked […]

Feb 11, 2014

Toxicologist Testimony Was ‘Speculative’

A Henry County Circuit Court sets aside a $3 million jury award and orders a new trial after deciding he should have excluded testimony from a toxicologist for the plaintiff, who was injured when struck by defendant’s vehicle as he crossed a four-lane highway. The court must reluctantly conclude that the court erred in allowing […]

Feb 4, 2014

Judge sets aside $3M traffic injury verdict

Deciding he should not have allowed certain scientific testimony in the case, a Virginia circuit judge has overturned a $3 million verdict and ordered a new trial for a man injured when he was run over by a car, a lawyer in the case said. After the Oct. 2 verdict, Henry County Judge David V. […]

Jan 3, 2014

Man struck by vehicle asked for $500K policy-limit settlement – $3,000,000 Verdict

Plaintiff and five other individuals were walking across Virginia Avenue in Henry County when the defendant struck two individuals, including the plaintiff. The road consisted of five lanes with the center lane being a turn-only lane to be used by traffic from both directions. Testimony from several witnesses and a photograph were introduced at trial […]

Jul 6, 2010

Real Estate – Boundary Line Dispute – Easement – Adverse Possession

In this boundary dispute between two sisters whose property shared a common grantor and mid-creek boundary line with property plaintiff purchased at auction, a Henry County Circuit Court says plaintiff purchaser has a right to use the 30-foot road to access his property and defendant sisters have not proved an easement. There are two main […]

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