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Tag Archives: Judge David B. Carson

Suit filed 39 months after talks ended was prejudicial (access required)

Where plaintiff, the labor and industry commissioner, sued United Parcel Service 39 months after the parties ended discussions on how to resolve a citation the commissioner issued after a fatal accident at a UPS facility, the delay was prejudicial and ...

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Nonsuit filing after dismissal hearing rejected (access required)

Where plaintiff filed a nonsuit motion after a hearing on defendant’s motion to dismiss, the nonsuit motion is denied because the case had been submitted to the court for a decision. Background Plaintiff alleged that defendant Norfolk Southern Railway caused, ...

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Biopsy slide photos not discoverable (access required)

Where defendant doctor’s counsel in this medical malpractice case directed her to photograph plaintiff’s biopsy slides, the photos are attorney work product. Plaintiff alleges that defendants misdiagnosed her with a specific cervical cancer, for which she received treatment. While deposing ...

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Driver backed into woman, hurting her ankle – $248,630 Verdict (access required)

The case arose from injuries sustained in a low-speed collision in a restaurant parking lot on April 16, 2013. The plaintiff, who had an unrelated right knee injury scheduled for surgery several weeks later, was exiting the passenger side of ...

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Default for missed pleading deadline upheld (access required)

Code § 8.01-428(D) does not grant a court unlimited power to set aside a default judgment, and, as a result, where petitioner missed a pleading deadline in the underlying action, the default judgment granted in respondent’s favor is upheld. Parties’ positions ...

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Cause of girl’s knee injury at issue in rear-ender – $100,000 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff was a 16-year-old high school student who suffered a suspected right patellar dislocation playing softball on April 14, 2014. There was evidence that the plaintiff was back to exercising and playing basketball during the summer of 2014. On ...

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Va. Cir.: Ex parte hearing granted, but before different judge (access required)

An indigent defendant facing two life sentences for rape and related offenses can argue ex parte why he requires expert assistance, but he must make his case to a circuit judge other than the one presiding over the case. Background ...

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