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Tag Archives: Newport News Circuit Court

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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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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