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Tag Archives: Judge F. Patrick Yeatts

Lynchburg jury returns verdict in man’s drunken driving case — $1M verdict (access required)

Type of action: Personal injury, auto accident Injuries alleged: Crushed urethra; bulbar urethral stricture Name of case: Perkins v. Brown Court: Lynchburg Circuit Court Case no.: CL15000979-00 Tried before: Jury Name of judge or mediator: Judge F. Patrick Yeatts Date ...

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Adults under 21 not subject to gun background check (access required)

A Virginia statute requiring background checks for private firearms sales is facially valid but unconstitutional as applied to adults under 21 years old. The current background check system automatically rejects handgun purchases by those less than 21 years old. Overview ...

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Statute precludes gun range closing under COVID-19 order (access required)

Where the governor’s executive order, issued under Code § 44-146.17 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, ordered the closure of indoor gun ranges, the power to do so is limited by § 44-146.15(3), which provides that the governor’s emergency powers ...

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Man in rehab removed window, fell – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff Dana Jones filed suit on behalf of her husband, Raymond Jones, against a Lynchburg-area hospital system alleging various theories of medical malpractice. In January 2013, Mr. Jones suffered a stroke to the right side of his brain. Three months ...

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Woman had bad headache, later suffered aneurysm and died – Defense Verdict (access required)

Decedent presented to Lynchburg General Hospital’s emergency department on July 19, 2013, complaining of “one of the worst headaches” she had ever experienced. Decedent’s symptoms in­cluded a week-long head­ache unaffected by over-the-counter medication, dizziness upon standing, nausea, and vomiting. Decedent’s ...

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