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SCV: Affirmative defense triggers indemnity clause (access required)

By asserting that a contractor’s employee’s own fault contributed to her slip-and-fall, Appellant Dominion Nuclear Connecticut triggered its indemnity agreement with the contractor, Appellee Securitas Security Services USA, the high court held. Jennifer Brandenburg, a Securitas employee, allegedly slipped and ...

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Parties contested plaintiff’s TBI from rearender – $1.4 Million Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff’s and defendant’s vehicles were stopped at a red light. Defendant’s vehicle was immediately behind plaintiff’s vehicle. When the light turned green, defendant vehicle drove his car forward into the rear of plaintiff’s vehicle. Plaintiff claimed that she sustained a ...

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Charitable immunity applies despite unwilling beneficiary (access required)

The district court held that Plaintiff Justis Funkhouser’s personal-injury claim against Defendant Henry & William Evans Home for Children was barred by Virginia’s charitable-immunity doctrine. Funkhouser – a minor in foster care at the time of the underlying events – ...

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Man suffered hurt leg in wreck caused by drunk – $1,600,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a 19-year-old at the time of the incident, was driving home from a friend’s house on the Eastern Shore to his home where he lived with his mother at about 11:00 pm on the main shore highway U.S. Route ...

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Permanent disability case settles for more than $6M – $6,410,000 Settlement (access required)

A personal injury suit came as a result of the plaintiff being permanently disabled. Details of the court proceedings are confidential. [17-T-191] Type of action: Catastrophic injury Injuries alleged: Permanent disability Name of case: Confidential Court: Confidential Case no.: Confidential ...

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Woman hurt when worker knocked merchandise off shelf – $1,850,000 Settlement (access required)

The incident occurred when plaintiff, a 59-year-old woman, was shopping in a retail store owned and operated by Roe Corporation. While assisting the plaintiff, store employee Poe attempted to retrieve an item of merchandise from a shelf. As he did ...

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Passenger was hurt when car’s mirror was pushed into him – $750,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff was injured in an automobile crash when his host vehicle was struck on the passenger side by a large pickup truck. The plaintiff lost consciousness at the scene and sustained a large soft tissue injury to his right ...

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