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Tag Archives: Judge Louise M. DiMatteo

School boards’ mask policies remain intact (access required)

Where the General Assembly, in SB 1303, has delegated policy determinations regarding COVID mitigation protocols to local school boards, the governor cannot override those determinations by issuing an executive order. Background Seven school boards, which have adopted policies of requiring ...

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Man riding in hotel van suffered TBI, stroke — $400,000 settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a passenger in December 2017 in a hotel van traveling from National Airport to a hotel in Arlington County. No seat belts were available. Van operator was allegedly reckless and hit a curb or made an abrupt stop. ...

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Increased income did not warrant support modification (access required)

Where the trial court denied husband’s motion for reduced spousal support because wife acquired a job, the trial court properly determined that this was not a material change in circumstances that warranted modifying husband’s support obligation. But the trial court’s ...

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Woman injured during root canal surgery – $1.5 Million Verdict (access required)

On June 18, 2015, the defendant general dentist, Joseph Khalil, DDS, performed an unnecessary root canal retreatment procedure on a lower molar tooth of a woman in her mid-50s. After the defendant perforated outside the root of the tooth, he ...

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