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Man fell on converted ramp at hardware store – $280,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was awarded total disability from the Railroad Retirement Board in 1998 for degenerative spine disease weakness, pain of his right shoulder and gout. Plaintiff entered the defendants’ hardware store from a public entrance and slipped and fell on a ...

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Man rear-ended during rush hour on I-64 – $400,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a passenger traveling on westbound Interstate 64 during Friday afternoon rush hour. Defendant failed to brake when the heavy traffic stopped and rear-ended the vehicle in which plaintiff was riding, causing a chain reaction crashing into the next ...

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Truck hit guardrail, left debris on highway, two killed – $845,000 Settlement (access required)

On April 1, 2014, a Nova Express tractor-trailer driven by Phillip Emiabata d/b/a Nova Express drove off the northbound travel lanes of I-81 in Wythe, crashed through the guardrail and came to rest on its side in the left southbound ...

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Child died of sepsis, NP misdiagnosed ailment – $950,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff’s decedent was a 3 ½-year-old child who presented to her pediatrician’s office with complaints of vomiting and high fever. The decedent was seen only by a nurse practitioner who diagnosed gastroenteritis and prescribed fluid replacement and Tylenol, and then ...

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School board settles abuse lawsuit for $1.1M (access required)

A federal judge has approved a $1.1 million settlement for a student, now in his teens, who claimed he was repeatedly abused by the janitor at his elementary school in Russell County. After the suit survived two pretrial rulings, the ...

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