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Tag Archives: Negligence

Experts’ testimony narrowed in tractor accident suit (access required)

Where liability experts offered opinions that were not contained in their expert disclosures, rested on unreliable facts and data or rested on unreliable principles and methods of testing, those opinions were struck. Background While operating a tractor-trailer owned by his ...

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Claim plausibly alleged vs. non-diverse defendant (access required)

Where defendants sued for their alleged responsibility for a motor vehicle accident argued that one company was improperly named as a defendant, but the record showed a potential basis for liability against that company, its presence destroyed diversity jurisdiction and ...

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Wheel fell off truck after routine servicing — $200,000 verdict (access required)

Type of action: Negligence, personal injury Injuries alleged: Concussion, subdural hematoma Name of case: Sheckels v. Handley Motor Company Inc. Court: Fairfax County Circuit Court Case no.: CL 2020-11058 Tried before: Jury Name of judge or mediator: Judge Penney S. ...

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Plaintiff injured after escalator came to abrupt stop — $330,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Premises liability/negligence Injuries alleged: Lower extremities and abrasions to torso, upper extremities, and head. Additional diagnoses include mild traumatic brain injury, PTSD, neurocognitive disorder and major depressive disorder Court: U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of ...

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Lowe’s sued for negligent hot water heater installation (access required)

Where Lowe’s allegedly promised to install a hot water heater “in a good and workmanlike manner,” and the homeowner alleged the installation was deficient and flooded his basement, his claims for breach of contract, negligence and a violation of the ...

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