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Tag Archives: Virginia Beach Circuit Court

Woman with high BAC rear-ended motorcyclist – $442,000 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff was stopped at a red light at an intersection in Virginia Beach. He pulled up next to a police officer, who was admiring his Harley-Davidson when the plaintiff was struck from behind. The plaintiff was thrown into the ...

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Va. Cir.: No violation for “use” when rule targets “facilities” (access required)

A property owner couldn’t be convicted of providing free waterskiing lessons to disabled veterans without having obtained a conditional use permit, as the cited zoning ordinance spoke to recreational “facilities” rather than uses. Background Defendant Witchduck Lake Enterprises Inc. is ...

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Teen injured in rearender lost plans of playing college sports – $1.2 Million Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a back-seat passenger traveling with her family in Virginia Beach for an elite-level softball tournament. Defendant, a business owner driving a company vehicle, failed to brake when the traffic slowed due to upcoming construction on westbound Interstate 264 ...

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Circuit courts can’t “correct race/nationality” (access required)

Neither the Virginia constitution nor any statute conferred jurisdiction on the circuit court to hear petitions for correction of race/nationality, notwithstanding how other states’ courts have treated such petitions. Background Petitioners Michael Pacheco and Anthony Harris have requested this court’s ...

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After rear-ender, causation of extensive treatment disputed – $735,000 Settlement (access required)

On March 2, 2012, the plaintiff was stopped at a red light at the 3100 block of Shore Drive in Virginia Beach. The defendant was driving at approximately 30 miles per hour behind the defendant and rear-ended her vehicle. While ...

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Man died of kidney failure, failure to monitor claimed – Defense Verdict (access required)

This lawsuit was brought by the estate of a 75-year-old patient who was admitted to a rehabilitation center for short-term rehabilitation following a diagnosis of cellulitis in his lower leg. Less than one week prior to admission to the rehabilitation ...

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Hookah bar sued for manager’s failure to stop sexual assault – $225,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a young woman, patronized a Virginia Beach bar for several hours and be­came intoxicated. She was possibly drugged. The Plaintiff walked out of the bar and passed a nearby hoo­kah lounge. A bouncer working at the lounge approached her. ...

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Informal pay decision OK’d in family business (access required)

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A company whose majority own­er died cannot collect “excessive compensation” paid to the minori­ty owner, her son, who operated a family business in Virginia Beach. That business – the Jungle Golf putt-putt course – is a familiar landmark for lawyers ...

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Plaintiff wanted less than demand to avoid trial, but carrier balked – $50,000 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff was a 26-year-old wom­an driving home along the Virginia Beach oceanfront at 11 p.m. The de­fendant ran a red light at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Pacific Ave­nue. Plaintiff’s ve­hicle overturned, and the windshield blew out showering ...

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