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Tag Archives: Portsmouth Circuit Court

‘Feres’ doctrine does not bar suit between service members (access required)

Where plaintiff, an active member of the U.S. Navy, sued defendant, also an active navy member, for injuries sustained in a car accident, defendant is not immune from suit under the Feres doctrine because plaintiff’s injuries were not “incurred incident ...

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Portsmouth officer shot at man fleeing alleged burglary — $200,000 settlement (access required)

Defendant, a Portsmouth police officer, fired several shots at plaintiff as he was fleeing the scene of an alleged burglary in process. Body camera footage showed that at least one of defendant’s bullets struck plaintiff in the back. Defendant is ...

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Driver hurt when truck turned in front of her — $400,000 verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was a professional driver operating a Freightliner at the time of the collision. She was traveling straight when defendant turned left in front of her in a smaller commercial vehicle. The defense admitted negligence but contested liability, asserting contributory ...

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Pregnant woman hit driving over bridge – $100,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was driving over the Berkley Bridge toward Chesapeake when the defendant crossed multiple lanes of traffic and violently struck the plaintiff, forcing her car onto and almost over the jersey wall at the crest of the bridge. The plaintiff, ...

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Limits, comp lien complicated resolution of wreck case – $862,500 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, an on-duty truck driver, was struck head-on by a wrong-way speeding driver. Plaintiff suffered cervical injuries overlayed on pre-existing stenosis. Acute stress symptoms were present immediately at the scene. The PTSD and claimed TBI persisted. The combination of physical ...

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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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Long-time business deal unravels, ends in fraud lawsuit – $657,434.80 verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, Multi Textiles Inc. (“Multi Textiles”), is an importer, wholesaler, and distributor of textiles. For over 30 years, Multi Textiles supplied defendant, Tidewater Area Central Laundry, Inc. d/b/a Share Hospital Services (“SHS”), a cooperative laundry servicing multiple hospitals in the ...

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Va. Cir.: Terminal owner struggles to prove property values (access required)

The owner of a tract of land housing a marine container terminal challenged municipal tax assessments on both real and personal property. Neither party presented credible expert testimony on real property value, and the court rejected the owner’s calculation of ...

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