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Judge Malfourd W. "Bo" Trumbo

Nov 9, 2018

Man who shot another during argument claimed self-defense – $255,000 Settlement

On Mother’s Day 2015, the decedent drove to his home in Bedford County. Shortly thereafter, he was confronted by the defendant who alleged the decedent had driven too fast through the neighborhood and almost hit his dogs. The defendant had apparently seen the decedent driving and decided to drive to the decedent’s home to confront […]

Dec 7, 2015

Man suffered permanent back pain after rear-ender with tractor-trailer – $350,000 Verdict

On Nov. 12, 2012, the 37-year-old plaintiff was driving his 2009 Ford Taurus north on 1-81 in Botetourt County when he was struck in the rear by a tractor-trailer driven an employee of Navajo Express. The defendants admitted that they were at fault for the wreck prior to trial. The plaintiff’s vehicle sustained moderate property […]

Sep 7, 2015

Mother of two girls killed in wreck on Christmas Eve – $1,500,000 Settlement

In this wrongful death case, a 34-year-old mother of two young girls, ages 7 and 10, died on Christmas Eve in 2012 when her car was crushed into a jersey wall by a tractor-trailer that was loaded with logs for delivery. Although the defendants allegedly inspected the tractor-trailer prior to driving that day, 40 percent […]

Jul 27, 2015

Man, run off road, suffered significant orthopedic injuries – $2,500,000 Verdict

Plaintiff’s car was sideswiped twice by a tractor-trailer rig on I-81 North in Botetourt County. The impact caused the car to run off the road and run into the median strip, injuring plaintiff. [15-T-088]   Type of action: Personal injury – auto accident Injuries alleged: Neck injury, headaches, right knee injury requiring surgery, exacerbation of […]

Sep 4, 2013

Lawyer gets one-year suspension for misleading judge

A Covington lawyer has his license suspended for a year for helping a client get his driving privileges restored without telling the judge about a hearing scheduled later that day on the client’s felony charge of unlicensed driving. Marcus N. Perdue III apparently had the benefit of some good timing in his representation of Dayton […]

Apr 1, 2013

Headaches persisted after auto accident – $175,000 Verdict

Plaintiff, age 52, was traveling northbound on Route 220 in Alleghany County when an oncoming vehicle turned directly in front of her, causing a collision. Plaintiff denied any injury at the scene but was evaluated a week later for neck and back pain and headaches. Diagnostic studies confirmed no evidence of bony injury, and plaintiff […]

Oct 11, 2012

Fishermen lose court fight for access to Va. river

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two fishermen accused of trespassing in Alleghany County have been barred from wading on a contested section of the Jackson River after a judge ruled that 18th-century grants from the English crown and the commonwealth of Virginia give private landowners control of the riverbed. Alleghany County Circuit Judge Malfourd “Bo” Trumbo […]

Sep 24, 2012

Farmer’s work capacity limited after auto accident -$365,935 Verdict

Plaintiff, age 53, was traveling eastbound on Route 42 in Craig County when he was struck by an oncoming vehicle traveling approximately 50 mph. Both vehicles were totaled and were towed from the scene. Plaintiff denied any injury at the scene but was evaluated the evening of the wreck for left arm and low back […]

Apr 2, 2012

Alleghany jury awards record verdict in personal injury case – $1,959,171 Verdict

Plaintiff, Michael D. Boguess Sr., was helping his brother, Todd Boguess, pour concrete for a mutual friend on May 18, 2006, in Covington. The concrete was delivered by a concrete truck owned and operated by Construction Materials Company, based in Harrisonburg, with a local plant in Covington. After the concrete had been poured, the plaintiff […]

Apr 2, 2012

A record in the mountains

On a spring day in 2006, Michael Boguess went to help his brother Todd pour concrete at a friend’s house. By that evening, the 39-year-old mill worker found himself lying in a hospital bed, paralyzed from the neck down. Boguess’ life had changed in a matter of seconds when a falling tree limb struck him […]

Aug 15, 2011

AG sidesteps fray in fishermen trespass case

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has refused to come to the defense of fishermen fighting a $10,000 trespassing lawsuit who say they were assured by the state they had a right to stand and cast their lines in the Jackson River. Riverside landowners took the anglers to court, claiming the landowners, and not the state, […]

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