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Passenger’s back hurt when dump truck slid into car — $300,000 settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a passenger in an automobile collision with a loaded dump truck at an intersection controlled by a traffic light in Norfolk. It was raining at the time and the roads were wet. The defendant truck driver stated that ...

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Discovery misstep nets $21K in sanctions (access required)

Despite a “suspicious” omission of unfavorable medical information, a Norfolk judge refused to hobble a medical malpractice case because the plaintiff and his lawyer dragged their feet in supplementing discovery responses. The defendant hospital claimed there was a “blatant abuse ...

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Severance damages opinions excluded in easement case (access required)

Where a shipyard claims a natural gas company’s pipeline, constructed on an easement over the shipyard’s property, entitles it to severance damages, the court grants the gas company’s motion to exclude expert opinions on the amount of severance damages. Overview ...

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Bar not liable for patron’s injuries outside the building (access required)

Where plaintiff’s decedent was ejected from defendant bar and beaten outside of the building, the bar is not liable for the injuries. Background According to the allegations in plaintiff’s complaint, plaintiff’s decedent was a patron of a bar called The ...

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Will omits heirs and gives all to charities (access required)

Where the decedent’s will created a trust, and the designated trustee predeceased the decedent, the income from the residuary estate goes to the trust beneficiaries, a group of charities, and not to the decedent’s blood relatives, who were “explicitly and ...

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Detainer order not result of extrinsic fraud (access required)

Where the Virginia Housing Development Authority obtained a district court detainer order that granted it possession of a house plaintiff was living in, plaintiff has pleaded insufficient facts to show the order was obtained by extrinsic fraud. The VHDA’s plea ...

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