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Woman suffered back injury in wreck with student – $1.3 Million Verdict (access required)

On May 27, 2015, Kimberli Vida, 50, was a back-seat passenger in an SUV driven by her husband when they were struck on East Ridge Road by an SUV driven by defendant, Sarah Farney, who pulled out from Freeman High ...

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Passenger gets one driver’s limits, gets defense verdict from other – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was a passenger involved in a two-car collision. One driver settled for her policy limits. The remaining driver and defendant denied liability and brought the case to trial. Following the presentation of testimony and evidence, the jury returned a ...

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EDVA: Spouse-plaintiffs proceed to consolidated discrimination trial (access required)

The plaintiff, a former executive, survives summary judgment on several claims arising from her treatment by the company’s CEO during and after a volatile intimate relationship involving threats and abusive behavior. Her husband’s separate claim for Title VII retaliation can ...

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4th Cir.: Homestead had no notice of ice near walkway fountain (access required)

A guest at the Omni Homestead did not demonstrate that the hotel had either actual notice of ice she slipped on or constructive notice, based on the hazardous condition allegedly caused by operating the outdoor fountain in sub-freezing conditions. Background ...

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SCV: Expert necessary to support legal malpractice claim (access required)

A plaintiff needed to produce an expert to prove her former attorneys failed to exercise reasonable care, skill, and dispatch. She said counsel had caused her personal injury claim to become time-barred by suing the wrong entity. Background Plaintiff Gigi ...

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Va. Cir.: Family members can recover for wrongful fetal death (access required)

The Virginia Wrongful Death Act permits the distribution of damages to statutory beneficiaries of a fetus beyond only the natural mother. Background Plaintiff Ampara Lopez Healey lost her baby toward the end of her pregnancy, resulting in a stillborn birth. ...

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Woman, rear-ended on bridge, suffered TBI, PTSD – $1.6 Million Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff suffered a traumatic brain injury and severe post traumatic stress disorder after a CRST, Inc. tractor-trailer, being driven by the defendant, Charles Hitchcock, slammed into her small, disabled vehicle as it sat on the side of a highway bridge ...

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Va. Cir.: Carrier has no lien on claimant’s third-party settlement (access required)

A workers’ compensation carrier has no lien for a negotiated lump-sum settlement of a claimant›s future benefits in a tort action against a third party. Under Noblin v. Randolf Corp., 180 Va. 345 (1942), and Slusher v. Paramount Warrior, 336 F. Supp. ...

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