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Tag Archives: Judge David J. Novak

Driver hurt back in collision with tractor-trailer – $950,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was traveling in his mini-van in the far right lane on Chamberlayne Ave. in Richmond.  As he approached the intersection of Chamberlayne and School St., he noticed a tractor-trailer three lanes over stationary in the left-hand turning lane. The ...

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Coverage of law student killed in NJ turned on residence – $170,000 Settlement (access required)

Cassidy, a woman in her mid-20s, was hit by a car while using a crosswalk in Newark, New Jersey, where she had been in Rutgers law school until a few days before. The driver fled the scene. According to the ...

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Man fell on converted ramp at hardware store – $280,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was awarded total disability from the Railroad Retirement Board in 1998 for degenerative spine disease weakness, pain of his right shoulder and gout. Plaintiff entered the defendants’ hardware store from a public entrance and slipped and fell on a ...

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EDVA: Officers personally liable for $1.2M in business loans (access required)

Notwithstanding his claims that bank representatives misled him, the president of a Richmond-based energy company signed loan agreements and guarantees that clearly stated his personal liability for his company’s obligations. Background In 2009, Defendants Dominion Energy Management Inc. and its ...

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Petersburg police officers settle overtime pay class action – $1.35 Million Settlement (access required)

Claim on behalf of Petersburg Police Department officers up to the rank of lieutenant for failure to pay overtime. The Virginia Gap Pay Act (§9.1-700 et seq.) requires localities that employ a minimum of 100 law enforcement officers to pay ...

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Four get top VSB rating for federal judgeship (access required)

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Four candidates – two lawyers and two federal judges – have received high marks from the Virginia State Bar in their applications for an Alexandria federal judgeship. The VSB and other statewide bar associations ranked as many as 15 candidates ...

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