Tag Archives: Norfolk Circuit Court

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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Defense claimed that John Doe, who fled scene, caused wreck — $325,000 settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was stopped in traffic on Newtown Road in Virginia Beach when he was rear-ended by an elderly man. The elderly man claimed to responding officers that a three-vehicle wreck had initiated when he was rear-ended by a John Doe, ...

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Shares valued in corporate stock buyout (access required)

Where defendant elected to purchase plaintiff’s shares in lieu of dissolution in this corporate dispute, the court declines to use a revenue determination from defendant’s expert because it is based on unreliable data. The revenue determination from plaintiff’s expert will ...

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