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Tag Archives: Salem Circuit Court

Tension between courthouse access and security (access required)

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Courthouse security is cracking down across Virginia. Despite calls for relaxed cellphone policies in Virginia courthouses, many sheriffs are still reluctant to allow visitors to bring their phones past the security desk. In some locations, lawyers are facing stricter security ...

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Driver backed into woman, hurting her ankle – $248,630 Verdict (access required)

The case arose from injuries sustained in a low-speed collision in a restaurant parking lot on April 16, 2013. The plaintiff, who had an unrelated right knee injury scheduled for surgery several weeks later, was exiting the passenger side of ...

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Default for missed pleading deadline upheld (access required)

Code § 8.01-428(D) does not grant a court unlimited power to set aside a default judgment, and, as a result, where petitioner missed a pleading deadline in the underlying action, the default judgment granted in respondent’s favor is upheld. Parties’ positions ...

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Cause of girl’s knee injury at issue in rear-ender – $100,000 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff was a 16-year-old high school student who suffered a suspected right patellar dislocation playing softball on April 14, 2014. There was evidence that the plaintiff was back to exercising and playing basketball during the summer of 2014. On ...

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