Tag Archives: Judge Walter W. Stout III

Woman suffered spine problems after rear-ender – $200,000 Settlement (access required)

Defendant rear-ended the vehicle in which plaintiff was a passenger. At the scene he admitted taking his eyes off the road before the collision. During litigation he admitted negligence which was a proximate cause of the collision. The day following ...

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The Empty Chair (access required)

Empty Chair in an Interrogation Room

Despite a plea from trial lawyers for guidance on when a defendant can cast blame on outsiders in a tort case, the Supreme Court of Virginia’s latest ruling on the issue of superseding cause is unlikely to resolve the issue. ...

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Justices hear products liability appeal (access required)

Furnaces Water Heaters FEA

A group of former Virginia Tech students who were poisoned by carbon monoxide from an over­worked water heater could get a second chance to recover from the manufacturer of the heater. The Supreme Court of Virginia is consid­ering whether a ...

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