Tag Archives: Judge Pamela S. Baskervill

Parties argued about video of crash around curve – $2.2 Million Settlement (access required)

This case involved a collision between a tractor-trailer and a passenger car. The vehicles were traveling in opposite directions on a curved two-lane road separated by double yellow lines. Liability was hotly contested. Each driver contended that the other crossed ...

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Family of man killed in plant conversion settles for $4.7M – $4.7 Million Settlement (access required)

On Oct. 5, 2012, the decedent was working as a pipefitter at a paper manufacturing plant in Southeast Virginia. The project included the conversion of the plant from a paper manufacturing plant to a tissue mill. The owner of the ...

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The duty to protect others (access required)


A sharply divided Supreme Court of Virginia says those who assume a duty to guard against criminal harm can be liable only if they communicate their undertaking. A four-justice majority of the high court affirmed dismissal of a lawsuit against ...

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Woman lost vision in one eye after surgery – $450,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff, a 62-year-old woman, underwent a bilateral blepharoplasty to treat floppy lid syndrome which limited her ability to work. Following surgery, she developed complications in her left eye which resulted in blindness. Due to complete vision loss in her ...

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Hernandez prompts separate interview sessions for high court (access required)

A legislative session to interview candidates for a vacancy on the Supreme Court of Virginia split – literally – over the court’s recent decision in Hernandez v. Commonwealth. That case held that judges can defer entering judgment in criminal cases ...

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Albo: Race for high court is wide open (access required)

Candidates for a Supreme Court vacancy can begin politicking in earnest now that bar groups have evaluated them and the legislative session is about to begin, according to Del. David B. Albo, the Fairfax Republican who chairs the House of ...

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