Quantcast

Tag Archives: Judge Lawrence R. Leonard

Store sanctioned for not preserving footage of slip/fall (access required)

Where a Kroger’s security camera recorded portions of a customer’s slip and fall but failed to preserve the footage, multiple sanctions were imposed, including that the store’s summary judgment motion was denied, the jury would be instructed regarding the lost ...

Read More »

Attorneys must pay fees incurred for motion to compel (access required)

Where a defendant was forced to file a motion to compel a credit report from a reporting agency after the plaintiff’s attorneys refused to consent to its production, the defendant was entitled to recover reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs. Because ...

Read More »

Claiming advice of counsel waives privilege (access required)

Where defendants raised advice of counsel as an affirmative defense to a suit alleging they improperly classified their employees, and where they made selective production of documents and produced their attorney for a deposition, they waived attorney-client privilege as to ...

Read More »

Eleven-year med-mal saga ends in settlement – $850,000 Settlement (access required)

The malpractice occurred in 2007. Suit was originally filed in 2008. The case went to trial in 2011 and resulted in a defense verdict. The verdict was set aside based on alleged juror misconduct. The case was reset for trial ...

Read More »

Petitioner lacked authorization for successive habeas petition (access required)

Because petitioner failed to obtain the Fourth Circuit’s authorization to file a successive  habeas petition as required under the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996, the court lacks jurisdiction and the claim must be dismissed. Background Plaintiff has ...

Read More »

City attorney’s discrimination claims dismissed (access required)

In a Deputy City Attorney’s lawsuit asserting various discrimination claims, the court granted Defendant City of Hampton’s motion for judgment on the pleadings, but with limited leave to amend with allegations supporting disparate treatment. Plaintiff Veronica Meade is an African-American ...

Read More »

Key given to drunk, entrustment claim settles during trial – $8 Million Settlement (access required)

While slowing to stop at a traffic signal on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, in the City of Newport News, plaintiff’s sedan was struck from behind at a high rate of speed by a work truck driven by the defendant driver, ...

Read More »