Tag Archives: Richmond Circuit Court

Student suffered broken nose, breathing problems after downtown wreck — $240,000 verdict (access required)

Type of action: Personal Injury Injuries alleged: Concussion, broken nose that resulted in a deviated septum, and a grade 2 liver laceration Name of case: Roane v. Brooks Court: Richmond Circuit Court Case no.: CL19-6421 Tried before: Jury Name of ...

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Passenger lost part of colon after suffering hematoma from wreck — $533.094.55 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Auto accident Injuries alleged: Hemicolectomy (remove part of colon and attach to small intestines) Court: Richmond Circuit Court Special damages: Medical bills: $47,531.70; lost wages: $11,500.00 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $533,094.55 Attorney(s) for plaintiff (and city): ...

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Use of force was objectively reasonable (access required)

The court grants defendant police officer’s plea in bar, based on qualified immunity, to plaintiff’s excessive force claim because his use of force was objectively reasonable under the circumstances. Background Defendant Stinger, a uniformed Richmond police officer, was on an ...

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Discovery allowed in case with punitives (access required)


A plaintiff in a malicious prosecution case with a demand for punitive damages is entitled to discovery of the defendant’s net worth, a Virginia circuit judge has ruled. A defendant’s assets can be used as both a sword and shield ...

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No injunction against crowd control measures (access required)

Where police used crowd control weapons and equipment to disperse demonstrators who were protesting police brutality, this did not violate plaintiffs’ rights to freedom of speech and assembly. The court declines to issue a declaratory judgment that the police unlawfully ...

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Woman hit by unknown driver as he backed out in parking lot – $400,000 verdict plus prejudgment interest (access required)

On May 15, 2016, Tanza Hutchinson, age 59, was struck by a vehicle in the parking lot of the Coin Laundromat on Hull Street in Richmond. The unknown driver backed out of his parking spot at a high rate of ...

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