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Tag Archives: Norfolk Circuit Court

Malicious prosecution damages reduced (access required)

A Virginia state court has substantially reduced a jury’s award of $95,000 in compensatory damages and $105,000 in punitive damages in a malicious prosecution case. Although the plaintiff suffered greatly and incurred almost $100,000 in medical bills, Judge Everett A. ...

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Driver struck plaintiff’s vehicle while leaving shopping center — $600,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Personal injury Injuries alleged: Open distal and radial fracture to the left wrist, requiring multiple surgeries; complex regional pain syndrome Court: Norfolk Circuit Court Date resolved: 2/11/2022 Special damages: $338,196.96 in medical expenses Demand: $600,000 Offer: $225,000 ...

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14-year-old killed at crosswalk while preparing for first day of high school — $4,007,478 verdict (access required)

Type of action: Wrongful death Injuries alleged: Wrongful death by motor vehicle v. pedestrian Court: Norfolk Circuit Court Tried before: Jury Name of judge or mediator: Judge Junius P. Fulton III Date resolved: 4/19/2021 Special damages: Funeral expenses totaling $7,478 ...

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Railroad’s inconvenient forum motion denied (access required)

Where defendant railroad company has moved to dismiss plaintiff’s injury claim brought under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act based on an inconvenient forum, the motion is denied. Defendant has not established “substantial inconvenience” to the likely witnesses at trial. Background ...

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Man hit by police car while crossing street — $500,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Personal injury Injuries alleged: Moderate brain injury in addition to soft tissue and more minor orthopedic (knee) injuries Name of case: Carraway v. Cevora Court: Norfolk Circuit Court Case no.: CL-196345 Name of judge or mediator: The ...

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Suspended lawyer signed papers, firm now barred (access required)

A law firm has been disqualified from representing a medical malpractice plaintiff after one of the firm’s lawyers signed multiple case documents while his license was administratively suspended. The Washington-based lawyer let his Virginia license lapse for more than two ...

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Venue transfer denied in med-mal case (access required)

Even though plaintiff executor sued defendant care provider in Norfolk County despite the fact that plaintiff’s decedent was treated in defendant’s Sussex County facility, defendants’ motion to transfer venue is denied. Overview Medical Facilities of America, the lead defendant in ...

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