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Prince William County Circuit Court

Sep 18, 2017

Passenger hurt when driver lost control of Jeep – $250,000 Settlement

Plaintiff was a front seat pas­senger in a 1997 Jeep Wrangler, driven by the defendant in Prince William County. Defen­dant failed to maintain con­trol of his vehicle, veering off the roadway entering a large ditch caus­ing the vehicle to overturn and roll across two lanes of travel. The over­turned vehicle came to a rest in […]

Aug 4, 2017

Capital Defendant Can’t Skip Sentencing

The Prince William County Circuit Court denies defendant’s request to waive his right to attend, and to absent himself from, the sentencing hearing in this capital murder case. It must be emphasized that this request is obviously not a minor matter. Defendant seeks to absent himself from his own sentencing hearing in a capital murder […]

May 15, 2017

Jury awards $300K for spinal injury in accident – $300,000 Verdict

Plaintiff, a government contractor and volunteer firefighter, was injured in a collision that occurred on Route 7 in Leesburg. The defendant unsuccessfully attempted to cross the two westbound lanes of Route 7 to turn left from a side street onto eastbound Route 7. Plaintiff did see the defendant’s sedan before the collision, but assumed that […]

Mar 13, 2017

Taking of billboard an issue in condemnation – $1.2 Million Settlement

In connection with the Route 123/Route 1 interchange project in Woodbridge, VDOT condemned portions of property owned by Mr. Gupta and his family. The certificates of take filed in the matter explicitly reference taking two billboards–one owned by Clear Channel Outdoors and one by the Guptas. The Guptas’ billboard was relocated pur­suant to their rights […]

Jun 29, 2015

T-bone accident left plaintiff with 17 percent leg impairment – $500,000 Settlement

Defendant ran a red light at the intersection of Massaponax Church Road and Mills Drive in Spotsylvania County, t-boning the plaintiff’s vehicle. Suit was filed in Prince William County where the named individual defendant lived and the corporate defendant had its principal place of business. [15-T-079] Type of action: Personal injury – auto accident Injuries […]

Mar 9, 2015

Grandmother tripped and fell through dressing room curtain – Defense Verdict

Plaintiff, a 72-year-old grandmother, was in a clothing store in Potomac Mills Malls helping her granddaughter try on dresses for homecoming. The defendant operated a temporary dress shop in the mall, and upon leasing the property, had to construct dressing rooms that were removable after the short-term lease. The dressing rooms were constructed with curtains, […]

Mar 9, 2015

Woman suffered disabling leg injuries in early morning crash – $1,750,000 Settlement

On Oct. 13, 2012, the plaintiff was driving her daughter to a swim meet. The plaintiff was travelling approximately 55 miles per hour heading south on the Prince William Parkway. It was approximately 6:30 a.m. and it was still dark outside. Just as the plaintiff passed through the intersection of Wellington Road and the Prince […]

Feb 16, 2015

Defendant driver was on cell phone during collision – $350,000 Settlement

On July 11, 2011, plaintiff, a 57-year-old real estate agent, was leaving a shopping center in Woodbridge when the defendant, who was on his cellphone, collided with the plaintiff’s driver’s side door. The defendant pulled out a parking lot and onto a main road when the collision occurred. The plaintiff sought medical attention for back, […]

Dec 19, 2014

Vehicle rear-ended stopped tractor-trailer at 70 mph – $375,000 Settlement

Plaintiff was behind the wheel of a tractor-trailer that was stopped for traffic in Warren County when he was struck from behind by the defendant. Defendant was driving a vehicle, owned by Breeden Mechanical, which struck the back of the plaintiff’s vehicle at a speed of approximately 70 miles per hour. Defendant was killed instantly […]

Nov 19, 2014

Lawyer sued for defamation by police detective

A criminal defense lawyer who reportedly called a police detective’s proposed investigation plan “crazy” now faces a defamation lawsuit filed by the detective. The suit might send lawyers running to their files to see if defamation is covered in their malpractice insurance. The policy sold by one popular Virginia insurer suggests the situation probably is […]

Oct 20, 2014

Prostitution allegation backs ‘Bowman’ claim

A wrongful termination claim can go forward based on allegations that a lascivious supervisor tried to make sex a requirement for a worker’s continued employment, a Virginia judge has ruled. The worker was fired in violation of state public policy based on criminal laws against both prostitution and fornication, she claimed in her $1.35 million […]

Sep 5, 2014

Hip surgery patient claimed she was not informed of nerve injury risk – Defense Verdict

Plaintiff, a 64-year-old woman, underwent right total hip arthroplasty in 2008 with the defendant orthopedic surgeon and suffered a sciatic nerve injury resulting in foot drop. Prior to the 2008 surgery, the patient had undergone several procedures, including spine surgery and acoustic neuroma surgery, both carrying a risk of nerve injury. She had also consulted […]

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