Tag Archives: Roanoke Circuit Court

Negligence claims in sewage case go forward (access required)

Defendant’s demurrers to plaintiff’s claims for negligence per se and negligence, arising from defendant’s alleged failure to keep a mobile home park’s septic system in good working order, are overruled. A demurrer to plaintiff’s contract-based claim to keep the septic ...

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Man hurt by wrong-way driver on I-81 – $400,000 settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was injured in a head-on collision on Interstate 81 north. Defendant drove the wrong way on the Interstate and collided with the plain­tiff’s vehicle; defendant had been drinking prior to driving. Plaintiff suffered a compression frac­ture of the thoracic ...

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Denying visitation petition would not harm child (access required)

Even though petitioner is a “person with a legitimate interest” in visitation with respondent’s minor child, the visitation petition is denied. For a court to award a non-parent visitation over a parent’s objection, there must be clear and convincing evidence ...

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Fraudulent concealment tolls statute of limitations (access required)

Where a defendant affirmatively acts to conceal a cause of action, the statute of limitations is tolled until the concealment is discovered, and it is immaterial whether the cause of action has accrued when the intentional, fraudulent concealment occurs. In ...

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Motorcyclist hurt toe, foot after running into car – $73,935.56 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, 23 at the time of the accident, struck defendant’s vehicle while riding his motorcycle on Roanoke’s Shenandoah Avenue on a clear July afternoon. The accident happened when defendant pulled out from a stop sign on a side street into ...

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Claims related to funeral home’s release of cremains dismissed (access required)

Where a contract with a funeral home gave two individuals authority to receive the decedent’s cremains, the funeral home did not breach the contract by giving both urns containing the cremains to only one of the named individuals. Overview Plaintiff ...

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