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York County Circuit Court

May 7, 2018

Man suffered TBI in collision with tractor-trailer – $4 Million Settlement

The plaintiff, a 32-year-old man, suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of a tractor-trailer collision. Liability was conceded. The issue was the extent of damages suffered by the plaintiff. The plaintiff sustained serious injuries, including multiple fractures of the sinus and orbit and subarachnoid and subdural hemorrhages, which kept him out of work […]

Feb 7, 2018

Woman hurt when worker knocked merchandise off shelf – $1,850,000 Settlement

The incident occurred when plaintiff, a 59-year-old woman, was shopping in a retail store owned and operated by Roe Corporation. While assisting the plaintiff, store employee Poe attempted to retrieve an item of merchandise from a shelf. As he did that, several other items of merchandise fell toward the aisle. One of those items struck […]

Feb 16, 2016

Plaintiff’s Mild TBI injuries were caused by rearender accident

Plaintiff was rear ended while stopped for a turning vehicle. [15-T-192]   Type of action: Personal injury Injuries alleged: Mild Traumatic Brain Injury headaches, neck pain and shoulder pain Name of case: Griffin v. Lomely Court: York County Circuit Court Case no.: CL12-4690 Name of judge: Judge Walter J. Ford (ret.) Date resolved: Jul. 31, […]

Oct 24, 2014

Discovery Ordered in Nursing-Home Patient Fall

In this medical malpractice case arising from a patient’s fall at a nursing home, a York County Circuit Court orders defendants to provide information on family members in the neighboring patient room, prior complaints, a chair alarm and custody of the chair alarm post-fall, the identity and address of the author of identified Skilled Nursing […]

Jun 2, 2014

Motorcycle had issues after plaintiff made modifications – Defense Verdict

Plaintiff purchased a new Ducati 1200 ST Multistrada motorcycle from Redline Performance Motorsports in York in February 2011. Plaintiff was a disabled Vietnam veteran who worked as a motorcycle mechanic and owner of an independent garage in the 1970s. Since that time, he has continued to work on his own vehicles and has amassed a […]

Feb 14, 2014

Modular home lifted from foundation during tornado – $1,711,741 Verdict

The decedent purchased a modular home from the defendant. During the tornado that hit Gloucester in April 2011, the home was lifted off its foundation, flew through the air for several yards and flew through the garage where the decedent was working. The decedent was subsequently found dead on the slab of the garage after […]

Aug 19, 2013

College student’s academic struggles attributed to TBI – $2,800,000 Settlement

In 2006, the 13-year-old plaintiff was injured when the automobile in which he was a passenger was struck by an SUV that failed to stop at a stop sign. The plaintiff was taken by ambulance to the hospital, where it was discovered that he had suffered a head injury with an epidural hematoma, requiring a […]

Oct 22, 2012

Owner Can Grow Oysters in Cages

A York County-Poquson Circuit Court says a petitioner does not need a special use permit to grow oysters in cages at his residence on the waters of the York River, in a RR-Rural Residential zone, and the contrary decisions of the zoning administrator and the board of zoning appeals are reversed. Petitioner’s residence is located […]

Oct 22, 2012

No ‘Special Use’ Permit for Oyster Farmer

A York County-Poquoson Circuit Court overturns a zoning decision that required petitioner to obtain a special use permit to use his private residential property for oyster farming. Petitioner’s residence is located in a residential district zoned RC-Resource Conservation. He began raising oysters at the property in 2010. On Nov. 4, 2011, the York County zoning […]

Oct 22, 2012

Oyster farmers get OK for homegrown product

Two York County landowners can grow oysters on their waterfront residential property for commercial purposes without special use permits, a circuit court held earlier this month. But the county board of supervisors plans to appeal the rulings, according to York County Attorney James E. Barnett Jr. Improvements in oyster-farming allow oysters to mature more quickly […]

May 9, 2012

Writer gets access to Atkins file, and a tongue-lashing

YORKTOWN—A reporter who sought access to unsealed court records from an epic murder case in York County was allowed to view and copy certain portions of the file, but only after a 10-week delay and a public rebuke by the current circuit court judge. Working on a book about landmark murder cases, legal writer Tim […]

Apr 13, 2012

Request for York records ignored

Tim O’Brien had a feeling things were not going well. It was getting late and he still had not heard from the judge. The freelance legal reporter had flown to the Hampton Roads area to research court documents for a book project. Arriving at the courthouse in Yorktown around 9:30 a.m., he had asked to […]

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