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Tag Archives: Richmond Circuit Court

Man, 22, T-boned just after he got off work – $2.25 million settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a 22-year-old male who was T-boned at a traffic light in South Hill when a tractor-trailer failed to stop at a red light. The defendant driver denied running the red light. Three eyewitnesses at the scene, however, reported ...

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Comptroller not proper party for damage claim (access required)

Where the commonwealth billed construction companies and others more than $7 million for flooding damages resulting from a ruptured water line, the commonwealth comptroller’s suit under the Virginia Debt Collection Act to recover damages, interest, attorney’s fees and costs is ...

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Volunteer coaches have sovereign immunity (access required)

Volunteer coaches conducting a high school baseball team’s batting practice have sovereign immunity from the simple negligence claims in plaintiffs’ lawsuit. Immunity analysis Code § 2.2-3605 provides sovereign immunity to volunteers to the same extent as paid staff. Whether the ...

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Amputation required after leg surgery – $4.5M verdict (access required)

On Sept. 4, 2016, Dwayne Kenney suffered a leg fracture from a motorcycle accident, which defendant Cyrus Kump, II, MD at OrthoVirginia in Richmond repaired by open reduction, internal fixation surgery on Sept. 8, 2016. On Dec. 16, 2016, Dr. ...

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Motorcyclist hit by auto at intersection – $680,000 Settlement (access required)

Driver of a motorcycle was struck by an automobile going through an intersection in the City of Richmond. Injuries sustained were a comminuted fracture of the tibia and ruptured deltoid tendons. Open reduction internal fixation was performed with medical bills ...

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Tesla can own and operate car dealership (access required)

The commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles correctly ruled that Tesla Motors fell within an exception to the statutory ban of motor vehicle manufacturers owning and operating a car dealership. Overview Code § 46.2-1572(4) prohibits automobile manufacturers from owning, ...

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Woman sued doctor over problems with leg hardware – $700,000 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff had severe and chronic back pain and leg pain, which caused her to be disabled. After extensive pain management for years, she saw the defendant, who recommended surgery in an attempt to improve her back and leg pain. ...

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Woman had wreck while swerving to miss tire in road – $450,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was traveling home to Emporia from work in the Richmond area on Interstate 95 south when she encountered remnants of a tractor-trailer tire in her lane. She swerved onto the left shoulder and was struck in the rear by ...

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