Tag Archives: Justice LeRoy F. Millette Jr.

Cocaine found during ‘Terry’ stop admissible (access required)

Defendant’s actions while seated in his car – digging between and beneath the seats and behind him with his hands – gave police a reasonable suspicion that he was reaching for a weapon, which justified removing defendant from his car ...

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Obese man suffered brain damage after elective surgery – $2,150,000 Settlement (access required)

John Doe, 24, was scheduled for elective gall bladder removal. Due to morbid obesity, a sleep study had been ordered to check for sleep apnea. Surgery was scheduled without the sleep apnea results. The plan was for an overnight admission ...

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Duty to protect extended to employees’ families (access required)

A woman who washed her father’s asbestos-laden clothes after he returned home after working in a shipyard may sue the shipyard for asbestos exposure. Background Plaintiff alleges that from approximately 1942 to 1977, Wanda Quisenberry’s father, Bennie Plessinger, was employed ...

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Let no man put asunder… (access required)


A hard-fought battle over the technicalities of getting married in Virginia has been resolved with a narrow judicial preference for the validity of marriage over formulaic procedure. The backyard wedding of Richard Levick and Deborah MacDougall in 2002 – with ...

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Man hurt in rear-ender on Interstate 66 – $450,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff is a 38-year-old male who was the driver of a ve­hicle travelling west on Interstate 66 in Fairfax County on Oct. 4, 2013. The defendant was driving in front of the plaintiff when he stopped on the high­way to ...

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No Standing to Sue For Gender-Identity School Policy (access required)

A high school student does not have standing to sue the county school board based on the student’s alleged distress over potential repercussions from the school board’s expansion of its anti-discrimination and anti-harassment policy; the Supreme Court also affirms a ...

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Taking of billboard an issue in condemnation – $1.2 Million Settlement (access required)

In connection with the Route 123/Route 1 interchange project in Woodbridge, VDOT condemned portions of property owned by Mr. Gupta and his family. The certificates of take filed in the matter explicitly reference taking two billboards–one owned by Clear Channel ...

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