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Tag Archives: Newport News Circuit Court

Court issues pre-trial evidentiary orders (access required)

Where the parties contested the admissibility of testimony and argument relating to third-party guilt, the court issued its rulings after considering the parties’ arguments and briefs, as well as additional caselaw and statutory authority. Opening argument Defendant cannot delay his ...

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Plaintiff suffered TBI, other injuries in crash on I-664 — $680,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Personal injury Injuries alleged: Mild traumatic brain injury, neurocognitive issues, depression, anxiety, tinnitus, cervical strain, cervical spasms, cervical radiculopathy, back strain and left shoulder pain Name of case: Powers v. Lopez Court: Newport News Circuit Court Case ...

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Plaintiff’s gallbladder surgery led to bowel perforation — $1.275M settlement (access required)

Type of action: Medical malpractice Injuries alleged: Bowel perforation Court: Newport News Circuit Court Special damages: Several hundred thousand dollars of medical bills Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $1,275,000 Attorney for plaintiff (and city): Robert J. Haddad, Virginia Beach Description ...

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Jury sides with surgeon in hernia repair medical malpractice case — Defense verdict (access required)

Type of action: Medical malpractice Injuries alleged: Total colectomy and ileostomy Name of case: Halbig v. Reichenbach Court: Newport News Circuit Court Case no.: CL19-1042 Tried before: Jury Name of judge or mediator: Judge Christopher R. Papile Special damages: Medical ...

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All of defendant’s military retirement pay must be divided (access required)

Where defendant, a U.S. Navy retiree, began receiving military retirement pay and later “Concurrent Retirement Disability Pay,” both are military retirement pay that must be divided under the parties’ property settlement. Howell v. Howell, 137 S. Ct. 1400 (2017), which ...

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Concealed weapon case proceeds in prosecutor’s absence (access required)

Where the commonwealth’s attorney declined to prosecute a misdemeanor concealed weapon charge, defendant’s motion to dismiss, based on the prosecutor’s absence, is denied. The court agrees with a recent circuit court opinion, Commonwealth v. Sangha, 2021 WL 1179859 (Fairfax Cnty. ...

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Woman suffered fractured wrist in tractor-trailer accident — $250,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Tractor-trailer truck accident Injuries alleged: right comminuted radius (wrist) fractures Court: Newport News Circuit Court Tried before: N/A Name of judge or mediator: the Honorable Thomas Shadrick, McCammon Group Date resolved: 2/18/2021 Special damages: $54,118.01 Demand: $700,000 ...

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Woman killed crossing road at night in Newport News — $110,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Wrongful death Injuries alleged: Wrongful death – motor vehicle accident Court: Newport News Circuit Court Name of judge or mediator: Judge Charles Poston (Ret.) Date resolved: 10/15/2020 Demand: Policy limits Offer: $25,000 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: ...

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