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Judge Michael C. Allen

Dec 26, 2018

Man died after 90 percent burns in flash fire – $1.5 Million Settlement

Plaintiff was a laborer performing demolition work when a spark of uncertain origin caused a highly flammable chemical to explode, burning over 90 percent of his body. The cause of the explosion was vigorously disputed by multiple defendants. [18-T-147] Type of action: Wrongful Death Injuries alleged: Decedent was performing demolition work when a flash fire […]

Nov 16, 2018

Man reinjured back in rear-ender – $542,500 Settlement

Plaintiff was the restrained driver of a GMC pickup truck sitting at a stoplight when he was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer. The plaintiff had preexisting back problems and had undergone two prior back surgeries with good recoveries. He was headed to work on the day of the collision. The defendant tractor-trailer driver claimed the plaintiff […]

Nov 4, 2018

Retiree suffered TBI after sideswipe by trucker – $250,000 Settlement

Plaintiff, a retiree, hit his head on the driver’s side window when he was struck by a careless commercial driver who lost control of his truck. The tractor-trailer sideswiped plaintiff’s vehicle, causing the plaintiff’s minivan to spin several times before crashing in a ditch off the roadway. The crash happened in North Carolina on a […]

Jul 27, 2018

Woman killed while walking through store parking lot – $3.5 Million Settlement

Plaintiff, a 48-year-old female married with two children, was a customer at a store in Northern Virginia. The plaintiff had exited the store and was walking towards the parking lot using a marked pedestrian crosswalk. An operator of a Ford F-350 was driving through the parking lot near the location of the pedestrian crosswalk. Suddenly […]

May 21, 2018

Northern Neck wrongful death case settles for $4M – $4 Million Settlement

On the night of Aug. 10-11, 2017, two friends, Graham McCormick and J. Randolph “Rand” Hooper went for a boat ride on Carter’s Creek in Lancaster County. The boat belonged to Rand’s father, Gary Hooper, who had given Rand permission to drive the boat. The complaint alleged Rand Hooper slammed the boat into a bulkhead […]

Mar 26, 2018

Two-year-old run over by trucker who didn’t see her – $3 Million Settlement

On Sept. 9, 2012, the plaintiff was 2 ½ years old. She lived with her mom, her older brother, and a friend in an apartment complex in Petersburg. At approximately 2:35 pm, the friend left the apartment and was walking across the parking lot to the dumpster. The plaintiff was distantly following her and her […]

Mar 2, 2018

Man’s injuries came out over time after wreck – $350,000 Settlement

This collision occurred on Nov. 17, 2015 on northbound Interstate 295 in Hanover County. Plaintiff was on his way to work driving a Chevrolet pick-up truck alone when he was struck by a tractor-trailer driven by the defendant. The impact drove the plaintiff’s vehicle across several lanes of traffic and off onto the shoulder. Defendant […]

Mar 2, 2018

Bolivian woman hurt in T-bone accident – $2.65 Million Settlement

Plaintiff, then 45, suffered severe injuries in T-bone crash caused by pickup truck. At 2 a.m. on June 26, 2016, plaintiff was the front-seat passenger in a small SUV heading southbound on Hunter Mill Road (a small neighborhood street) in Fairfax County. Approaching from the right, a pickup truck blew a stop sign and T-boned […]

Dec 18, 2017

ER doc missed artery injury, man’s knee was amputated – $1.6 Million Settlement

On Feb. 25, 2016, the plaintiff was working as a sign/roadway contractor and was descending from a flatbed trailer, when he fell. His foot became trapped on the step and when he fell, his right knee dislocated severely. He was transported by ambulance to the emergency room, in severe pain, where he came under the […]

Oct 23, 2017

Woman struck by machinery killed – $2.5 Million Settlement

While seated in a chair, the decedent was struck in the torso and killed by an inadequately secured and maintained piece of equipment owned by the defendant. The defendant company would have denied any liability, asserted contributory negligence and claimed the incident was unforeseeable. At the time of her death, the decedent was 55 years […]

Aug 25, 2017

No FDCPA Claim for Medical Bill Collector

In plaintiff’s suit against a collection agency trying to collect her unpaid medical bill of $143.80, plaintiff alleges no falsehood, misrepresentation, unfairness or unconscionable means covered by the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and the Newport News U.S. District Court dismisses plaintiff’s FDCPA suit for failure to state a plausible claim. Bill verification An itemization of [&hell[...]

Aug 1, 2017

GEICO Claims Reps State FLSA Class

A Norfolk U.S. District Court grants conditional certification to a class of Telephone Claims Representatives I and II based on evidence they have produced indicating they are similarly situated in their positions with GEICO to pursue common claims for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act. ‘Similarly situated’ At this stage, the court is limited […]

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