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Tag Archives: Richmond Circuit Court

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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Man’s femoral nerve was severed during hip replacement – $4 Million Verdict (access required)

An African-American male, 46, presented to Dr. Dalton for a hip replacement. He was the father of six and operated a towing/salvage business in Richmond. He was persuaded to consent to an anterior approach total hip replacement. The procedure took ...

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Elderly woman slipped on slick restaurant floor – $750,000 Settlement (access required)

On Dec. 11, 2016, the 83-year-old plaintiff went to lunch with her family at a Richmond area restaurant after church services. Shortly after checking in at the hostess stand, the hostess asked the plaintiff and her party to follow her ...

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Small loan company exempted from consumer law (access required)

Although a consumer lender imposed interest rates in violation of certain statutes, the commonwealth cannot sue it under the Virginia Consumer Protection Act because the lender falls within the Act’s exclusion as a small loan company. Background Allied Title Lending ...

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