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Judge Lorraine Nordlund

Mar 26, 2018

Company held responsible for rep’s accident – $700,000 Verdict

This was a personal injury action arising from a motor vehicle collision that occurred in April 2015 in Loudoun County. At the time of the collision, a marketing representative from Polyface Inc. was on a two-day business trip from Central Virginia to multiple businesses in the Northern Virginia/Washington, D.C. area for the purpose of delivering […]

May 2, 2017

Mediated ‘Term Sheet’ was a binding contract

Lawyers and their clients wrap up a marathon mediation session with a seasoned professional mediator in a multi-million dollar case. After 12 hours at the table with retired circuit judge Arthur Vieregg, the lawyers draw up a six-paragraph “Term Sheet” that says the defendant tech company will pay an investor and former officer $3 million […]

Jun 30, 2016

Judge orders specific performance of plea deal

A circuit judge upheld a plea deal last month in a cigarette-trafficking case, questioning the credibility of a prosecutor who denied there was a deal to drop additional charges.

Apr 4, 2014

Trial lawyers learn from experts, judges

HOT SPRINGS – Virginia plaintiffs’ lawyers witnessed stark contrasts in courtroom styles as successful trial attorneys showcased their craft during the annual gathering of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association at The Homestead last month. New Jersey lawyer Tom Vesper donned a tablecloth at one point and then dumped ice water over his head for dramatic […]

Jul 26, 2013

No Proof for Post-Termination Commissions

Although the jury awarded plaintiff, who was terminated by defendant Anonymizer Inc., $139,458.17 in commissions for defendant’s breach of its sales incentive plan, the Fairfax Circuit Court denies plaintiff’s motion to reconsider an award of post-termination commissions. Plaintiff presented insufficient evidence on whether he was entitled to commissions on those accounts which were renewed af[...]

May 13, 2013

Plaintiff claims heart attack should have been diagnosed sooner – Defense Verdict

Plaintiff alleged that defendant cardiologist failed to timely diagnose and appropriately treat plaintiff’s myocardial infarction. Plaintiff was left with diminished ejection fraction of 30 percent, and required an implantable cardioverter-defribilator. Defendant denied all liability. After all of the arguments and evidence were presented, the jury returned a verdict in favor of the defendants a[...]

Nov 26, 2012

Forms over substance: Agency can’t retract payments by claiming paperwork errors

The Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services has been rebuffed in two different cases in its efforts to get back money it paid for services rendered through Medicaid. In cases from Fairfax and Norfolk, DMAS sought to retract payments of more than $100,000 by claiming providers made errors in filling out agency forms. But two […]

Aug 27, 2012

Woman claims lap pad was left behind during C-section – Defense Verdict

Plaintiff underwent a repeat cesarean section delivery on March 15, 2006. The delivery was complicated by a left uterine artery laceration. All documented sponge/ lap pad counts were correct. In July 2009, plaintiff developed abdominal pain that became so severe she presented to the emergency department on Aug. 15, 2009. Emergent exploratory laparotomy revealed massive […]

Feb 24, 2012

Monday leads in bar nods for appeals court

Roanoke attorney Monica Taylor Monday is the leader in support from Virginia’s statewide bar groups for a seat on the Virginia Court of Appeals. Judge James J. Haley Jr. is retiring in March; leaders of the Senate and House of Delegates sought input from the bar groups on the pending vacancy. Eight statewide bar groups […]

Feb 7, 2012

Waiver Valid with Parol Evidence

In this suit by an Indian businessman and his four businesses over commercial loans obtained from defendant bank, the Fairfax Circuit Court says the Waiver and Amendment Agreement plaintiff negotiated with the bank is valid and enforceable, and bars plaintiffs’ claim for breach of contract. This case arises out of a dispute between Mr. Krishnan […]

Jan 17, 2012

Expungement OK After Charge Reduced

A Fairfax Circuit Court grants a petition to expunge police and court records relating to petitioner’s 2001 arrest for sale and/or distribution of marijuana, which was nolle prossed, and a 2010 arrest for reckless driving, which was reduced to improper driving. Under Va. Code § 19.2-392.2(A), if a person is acquitted of a crime, if […]

Jan 12, 2012

Driver could clean up record

A defendant who pleaded guilty to a reduced traffic charge could have the more serious charge expunged from his record, a Fairfax Circuit Court has ruled. Virginia’s statute on expungement of records, Virginia Code § 19.2-392.2(A), prescribes certain rules. If a person is acquitted of a crime, if a nolle prosequi is taken, or if […]

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