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Tag Archives: Judge Pamela S. Baskervill

Woman’s arm broken by deployed airbag while in auto accident – $599,000 settlement

Plaintiff was a passenger in a vehicle operated by her son on Mer­cury Boulevard in Hampton. Defendant made a U-turn and failed to yield the right of way to the approaching vehicle. The impact caused the airbags in plaintiff’s vehicle ...

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Woman suffered internal injuries in jackknife wreck – $325,000 settlement

On March 13, 2017, the plaintiff was stopped at a stop sign at the intersection of Courthouse Road and Bull Hill Road in Prince George County. The defendant’s tractor-trailer approached the intersection from the plaintiff’s right and jackknifed, causing the ...

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Demurrer sustained in defamation action

Defendants’ demurrer in this defamation action is sustained because plaintiff has not sufficiently alleged that the complained-of statements were false. Alleged defamation Plaintiff Presler complains about five statements made in defendants’ advertisement: “a) Presler is the ‘leader of a local ...

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Tug boat loaded with oyster shells ran over pleasure boat – $1 Million Settlement

Plaintiff was the owner/operator of a pleasure boat that was fishing outside of the channel in the James River east of the James River Bridge. Defendant, a tug boat company pushing a barge loaded with oyster shells, exited the channel ...

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Man killed in wreck with speeder chased by cops –

Defendant, Tyquanne McCargo, was stopped by a Virginia State Trooper on Interstate 81 in Rockbridge County for speeding, 93/70. When the Trooper advised him of an outstanding warrant, McCargo sped away from the stop. Two Troopers gave chase. McCargo traveled ...

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Doctor removed wrong bone during operation – $350,000 Settlement

On Dec. 29, 2014, plaintiff, then 48 years old, underwent an operation with the defendant doctor designed to remove the trapezium bone in her right hand; plaintiff is right-hand dominant. Instead of removing the trapezium, the defendant removed the scaphoid ...

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Parties argued about video of crash around curve – $2.2 Million Settlement

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

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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