Judge Nolan B. Dawkins

Oct 28, 2018

Attempt to remove manager of corporate entity fails

The court rejected a challenge to an arbitration panel’s ruling that found in favor of defendants, removed the plaintiff from the company and held her liable for attorney’s fees. Background In June 2015, Jacqueline Meuse, individually and derivatively, filed a 14 count complaint in the circuit court against Bruce Henry, who was the manager of […]

Oct 19, 2016

Doctor sued for not doing surgery herself, calling for specialist – Defense Verdict

On Feb. 9, 2014, the defendant was serving as the on-call general surgeon for a local community hospital. She received three pages from an emergency medicine physician about a patient in the Emergency Department. During their first telephone call, the emergency medicine physician told the defendant that she suspected a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm for […]

Sep 14, 2015

Jury awards policy limits to man injured in rear-end collision – $100,000 Verdict

In 2011, while attempting to merge onto Duke Street from Van Dorn Street in Alexandria, the plaintiff was rear-ended by the defendant. Although the defendant was driving a sedan and the plaintiff was in a truck, the impact totaled the plaintiff’s vehicle. Before the collision, plaintiff was extremely active, running a few times per week […]

Jun 10, 2013

Property manager sued using rare ‘land trust’ law – Defense Verdict

After an eight-day trial, an Alexandria jury awarded a defense verdict in a case involving a rare legal instrument known as a “land trust.” The essence of a land trust is that title to the property is held by a designated trustee, but actual control is left in the hands of beneficiaries who are not […]

Mar 14, 2011

Policy limits, availability of costs at issue in Alexandria crash – $182,000 Verdict

The plaintiff was not feeling well at work and called a cab to take her to the commuter lot in Spotsylvania County. The cab stopped for no apparent reason Interstate 95 just past Edsall Road and was rear-ended by a van in broad daylight despite relatively light traffic. The impact bruised plaintiff, knocked out a […]

Mar 11, 2011

Judgment interest over limits given, paid

A trial judge has ordered – and an insurance company has paid – interest on a tort judgment in excess of the insurer’s policy limits, a Loudoun County lawyer reports. Douglas K.W. Landau of Herndon said his client’s recovery in an Alexandria auto accident case demonstrates that lawyers can collect pre- and post-judgment interest, unusual […]

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