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Negligent hiring of carrier by broker alleged – $550,000 Settlement (access required)

This case is the companion follow-up case to a matter called Mann Adm’r v. Emiabata d/b/a Nova Express (see VLW 017-3-408), which also settled for $550,000.00. After settling with the motor carrier’s insurer, the three plaintiffs involved in the Nova ...

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Patient at facility was given another patient’s meds – $497,500 Settlement (access required)

The decedent, age 62, had been a resident of Covington Manor, an assisted living facility located in Alleghany County, for approximately 20 years. The decedent had suffered from a lifelong history of substance abuse and mental illness which led him ...

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Road crewman killed by driver, estate gets all limits – $996,363 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff’s decedent was part of a road-work crew. Defendant drove his car into plaintiff’s decedent and killed him. Defendant denied negligence and asserted defenses of unavoidable accident, sudden emergency, assumption of risk, and contributory negligence. The settlement amount represented 100 ...

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Late pedestrian’s family settles with driver pre-suit – $400,000 Settlement (access required)

On Oct. 27, 2016, at roughly 6:50 a.m., the decedent, who was in dark-colored cloth­ing, was walking across Quioccasin Road at the intersection of Quioccasin and We­stridge Road in Henrico County. At the location of the incident, there is no ...

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Motorcyclist’s death in S.D. mediated for $525,000 – $525,000 Settlement (access required)

Decedent was law­fully operating his motorcycle south­bound on Interstate 29 near mile marker 47 in Lincoln County, South Dakota. At the same time, defendant was operating a semi-tractor trailer while in the scope of his employment directly behind decedent. Defendant ...

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Death settlement limited by defendant’s limits, UIM – $1 Million Settlement (access required)

The decedent was a beloved daughter and sister who was killed in a car crash as a passenger when her vehicle was rear ended by a drunken driver in Norfolk on April 24, 2016. The collision occurred at the intersection ...

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Testing for rare genetic mutation not standard of care – Defense Verdict (access required)

Patient died fol­lowing one cycle of FOLFOX che­motherapy after a diagnosis of Stage IIIB colon cancer. It was later deter­mined that patient had a rare genetic mutation that af­fected his ability to metabolize 5-FU, the active agent in FOLFOX. Adminis­trator ...

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Driver stopped at red light, did not look up before moving – $100,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff and her mother had driven together to the plaintiff’s gym on May 20, 2014. The plaintiff’s mother, a native and part-time resident of the People’s Republic of China, decided to walk home from the gym at approximately 9:30 ...

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