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May 29, 2021

Dealer alleged to have concealed vehicle’s engine defects — $104,137.07 verdict

Type of action: Federal Odometer Act, fraud, Virginia Consumer Protection Act, Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act Injuries alleged: Diminished value, loss of use, inconvenience, aggravation, punitive damages and legal fees Name of case: Jackson v. Great Bridge Auto Sales Corp. Court: U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, Richmond Case no.: Civil Action No. 3:20cv611 Tried before: […]

May 23, 2021

Couple awarded $430K in eminent domain case involving gas transmission pipeline — $430,000 verdict

Type of action: Eminent domain Injuries alleged: Just compensation owed to the landowners, James T. Chandler and Kathy E. Chandler,  for the taking of 8.62 acres of permanent and temporary easements across their property for the construction, operation and maintenance of a 42-inch high-pressure natural gas transmission pipeline Name of case: Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC […]

May 7, 2021

Truck driver struck by car while crossing street — $400,000 verdict

Type of action: Personal injury Injuries alleged: Multiple tibia fractures, lumbar compression fracture Name of case: Boberg v. Davis Court: New Kent County Circuit Court Case no.: CL 190000964-00 Tried before: Jury Name of judge or mediator: Judge Thomas B. Hoover Date resolved: 4/16/2021 Special damages: $376,475.03 Demand: Policy limits, $300,000 Offer: $30,000 Verdict or […]

May 3, 2021

Massage therapist suffered hand injuries in auto accident — $50,000 verdict

Type of action: Personal injury Injuries alleged: Aggravation of pre-existing CMC joint osteoarthritis Name of case: Terri Mullen v. Louis Caiafa Court: Spotsylvania County Circuit Court Case no.: CL 19-281 Tried before: Jury Name of judge or mediator: Judge William Glover Date resolved: 3/16/2021 Special damages: Past medical expenses and wage loss Offer: $10,000 Verdict […]

Apr 22, 2021

$250,000 racial harassment verdict upheld

With an explicit declaration that money losses are not a mandatory basis for mental anguish damages, the Supreme Court of Virginia has affirmed a $250,000 racial harassment verdict against a Northern Virginia home renovation business and its owner. The defendants acknowledged liability for a series of threatening and racist voicemails to a subcontractor, but contended […]

Mar 15, 2021

Intensivist found not liable for heart surgery complications —

Type of action: Medical malpractice Injuries alleged: Paraplegia and total loss of bowel and bladder. Court: Charlottesville City Circuit Court Case no.: CL 19-451 Tried before: Jury Name of judge: Judge Richard Moore Date resolved: 02/12/2021 Special damages: Past medical bills, $1.5 million; future medical bills, $2.8 million Verdict or settlement: Verdict Attorneys for defendant: […]

Feb 22, 2021

Airline pilot rear-ended in accident in West Virginia — $3.5 million verdict

Type of action: Motor vehicle crash Injuries alleged: Aggravation of pre-existing cervical and thoracic degenerative disc disease Name of case: Keane v. Ibarra and JS Int’l Inc. Court: Circuit Court of Jefferson County, West Virginia Case no.: 19-C-39 Tried before: Jury Name of judge or mediator: Hon. David Hammer Date resolved: 08/04/2020 Special damages: Past […]

Feb 22, 2021

Student suffered broken nose, breathing problems after downtown wreck — $240,000 verdict

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 judge or mediator: Hon. C.N. Jenkins Date resolved: 01/07/2021 Special damages: $57,900 in past medical […]

Feb 8, 2021

Veteran suffered bowel perforation from IUD obtained at VA — $500,000 settlement

Type of action: Federal Tort Claim Act Injuries alleged: Bowel perforation during removal of IUD resulting in tubal ligation and client’s inability to bear any more children. Court: Federal Tort Claim relating to care provided by the VA in Hampton.  Date resolved: 12/21/2020 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $500,000 Attorney(s) for plaintiff (and city): Brewster […]

Jan 18, 2021

Stockholder sued for dissolution of restaurant business — $177,530 verdict

Type of action: Commercial law — business torts — minority shareholder judicial valuation (forced buyout) Injuries alleged: Tortious interference with contract; business conspiracy; petition for judicial dissolution Name of case: Jones v. Fridley Court: Waynesboro Circuit Court Case no.: CL19-199-00 Tried before: Judge Name of judge or mediator: Paul A. Dryer Date resolved: 11/20/2020 [...]

Jan 18, 2021

3-year-old special needs child died on school bus — $1 million verdict

Type of action: Wrongful death of a three year old on school bus Injuries alleged: Death by positional asphyxia Name of case: Sabiani v. Fairfax County School Board Court: Fairfax Circuit Court Case no.: CL 2020-12938 Name of judge or mediator: Justice Jane Marum Roush (ret.) Date resolved: 12/11/2020 Demand: $2,000,000 Offer: $250,000 Amount: $1,000,000 […]

Dec 14, 2020

Counsel for successful whistleblower recovers fees — $81,464.73 verdict

KITTS Type of action: Intervened qui tam action under the federal False Claims Act and Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act Injuries alleged: Relator’s complaint alleged damages to the United States and the Commonwealth of Virginia pursuant to the qui tam provisions of the federal False Claims Act and the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act. Relator […]

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