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Tag Archives: Newport News Circuit Court

Bus driver lost spleen, had broken ribs in accident — $450,000 settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was employed as a school bus driver. On Nov. 10, 2017, he returned from his route and cleaned the bus. He left his home to drive to the local landfill at approximately 5:20 p.m. The sun was below the ...

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Allstate balks at settlement conference, negotiations – $62,000 verdict (access required)

This case was ordered to a settlement conference by the state court. Allstate refused to send an insurance company representative to the settlement conference; they sent only their lawyer, but refused to give their lawyer any authority. As such, he ...

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Evidentiary hearing conducted for actual innocence claim (access required)

Where petitioner seeks to overturn his convictions arising from an assault of a co-worker by petitioning for a writ of actual innocence based on nonbiological evidence, the court has taken testimony and cross-examination of witnesses as ordered by the Court ...

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$100K demanded in tattoo removal case, $2.8M awarded – $2.8 Million Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff desired to have a tattoo removed. She researched various tattoo removal facilities and selected one called “Zap A Tat”. The tattoo was removed on Feb. 28, 2015. Unfortunately, she was exposed to too much radiation during the removal and ...

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Retiree gains UIM policy limits after car wreck – $250,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff obtained a $250,000 policy limits underinsured motorist insurance settlement for serious injuries sustained in car wreck that occurred in Newport News. Plaintiff, a retiree in her early 90s, suffered severe injuries when a careless driver lost control of his ...

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Failure to diagnose cancer yields $5M verdict – $5 Million Verdict plus interest (access required)

Plaintiff Tiffany Pinto, 42, presented to the emergency room at Mary Immaculate Hospital on March 27, 2015, with complaints of right lower quadrant abdominal pain. An abdominal CT scan was ordered by the ER physician and Stuart Goldwag, M.D., an ...

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Man suffers spine injury in rear-ender inside Tunnel – $295,000 Settlement (access required)

On a rainy day, traffic came to an abrupt stop inside the Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel and plaintiff was rear-ended. The defendant blamed the considerable amount of water on the roadway for not being able to stop in time. Plaintiff initially ...

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Man rear-ended during rush hour on I-64 – $400,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a passenger traveling on westbound Interstate 64 during Friday afternoon rush hour. Defendant failed to brake when the heavy traffic stopped and rear-ended the vehicle in which plaintiff was riding, causing a chain reaction crashing into the next ...

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