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Tag Archives: Virginia Beach Circuit Court

Minor struck by electric scooter, fractured skull — $296,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Personal injury Injuries alleged: Depressed skull fracture, concussion without loss of consciousness Name of case: Gorski v. Ingrassia Case no.: CL21-2135 Court: Virginia Beach Circuit Court Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $296,000 Attorneys for plaintiff (and city): ...

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Jury sides with prominent public figure in defamation suit — $5M verdict (access required)

Type of action: Defamation Name of case: Oliver v. Cohen Court: Virginia Beach Circuit Court Case no.: CL 19-692 Tried before: Jury Name of judge or mediator: Judge Beverly W. Snukals (Ret.) Date resolved: 4/1/2022 Demand: $10,000,000 Offer: $250,000 Verdict ...

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Patient sustained nasal injury during surgery — $1.1M verdict (access required)

Type of action: Medical malpractice Injuries alleged: Cautery injuries to nose resulting in full thickness soft tissue loss of right alar rim and columella Name of case: Wall v. Princess Anne ENT & Allergy, P.C. Court: Virginia Beach Circuit Court ...

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Man crushed in accident while addressing disabled vehicle — $1M settlement (access required)

Type of action: Personal injury Injuries alleged: Traumatic brain injury Name of case: Snipes v. Winslow Court: Virginia Beach Circuit Court Tried before: Mediation Name of judge or mediator: Judge Thomas Shadrick (Ret.) Special damages: Past medical expenses totaling $797,093 ...

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Wheelchair-bound elderly woman dies after fall in memory care center — $439,803.75 verdict (access required)

Type of action: Assisted living facility negligence Injuries alleged: Wrongful death Name of case: Maureen Mike, Adm. of the Estate of Joan Condon, deceased v. Our Lady of Perpetual Help Health Center, Inc. Court: Virginia Beach Circuit Court Case no.: ...

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No certification of fact statement for appeal (access required)

Where the court sustained defendants’ demurrer to plaintiffs’ complaint, which alleged that portions of COVID-related executive orders are unconstitutional, plaintiffs’ proposed statement of facts submitted after their notice of appeal is defective and cannot be certified. The court issues a ...

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Verdict reached in case resulting in police shooting, wrongful death — $1M verdict (access required)

Type of action: Wrongful death; police shooting Injuries alleged: Death Name of case: Tyree v. Colas Court: Virginia Beach Circuit Court Case no.: CL19-6418 Tried before: Jury Name of judge or mediator: Judge Kevin M. Duffan Date resolved: 9/30/2021 Verdict ...

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Corporate officers are not employers in unpaid wage case (access required)

A corporation’s president and its chair of the board are not “employers” for purposes of plaintiffs’ claim for unpaid wages under Code § 40.1-29(J). Overview Defendant Christian Psychotherapy Services employed Cornell and Sparks as clinical psychologists. CPS was a family ...

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Ophthalmology practice found not negligent in post-op treatment — Defense verdict (access required)

Type of action: Medical malpractice Injuries alleged: Permanent corneal scarring, permanent visual deficiencies Name of case: Hartranft v. Anonymous Ophthalmology Practice Court: Virginia Beach Circuit Court Tried before: Jury Name of judge or mediator: Judge James C. Lewis Date resolved: ...

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Bridge and tunnel district immune from tort claim (access required)

Where a truck driver died from hypothermia and drowning in Chesapeake Bay after the tractor-trailer he was driving went through a guardrail, sovereign immunity bars claims by the driver’s estate against the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel (CBBT) District. Overview ...

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