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Powhatan County Circuit Court

May 8, 2018

Va. Cir.: County held to lowest document production estimate

When a county initially estimated almost $900 for records-request compliance but later revised the estimate down to $200, it could not then charge an actual cost of more than $1,300 without consulting further with the requesting party. Background Petitioner Nelson Batterson filed a Freedom of Information Act request with Powhatan County on January 8, 2018. […]

Feb 9, 2015

$2 short … and out of court

The Supreme Court of Virginia has upheld dismissal of a $2.5 million personal injury lawsuit because the last two dollars in required fees was received four days after the filing deadline. In a case of apparent first impression, the court’s unpublished order appears to hold that a suit is not considered filed until the last […]

Jan 17, 2014

SUV struck motorcycle while making a turn – $235,000 Settlement

Plaintiff was riding his 2005 Harley-Davidson motorcycle on June 20, 2012, when he was struck by a large sport utility vehicle. The wreck happened on Bell Creek Road in Hanover County. Defendant, the driver of the SUV, was attempting to turn right onto Bell Creek Road from a shopping center parking lot when she struck […]

Jan 9, 2012

Pastor killed in truck accident – $1,100,000 Settlement

On Jan. 21, 2011, at approximately 8:30 a.m., decedent, the father of the plaintiff, was traveling westbound on U.S. Route 360 in Amelia County. The defendant failed to stop at a stop sign, failed to observe a blinking traffic control device and proceeded onto 360, a four-lane divided roadway. Decedent was traveling at about 55 […]

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