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  1. Lt. Nazario’s successes in litigation

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    January 31, 2023 by Tom Roberts, Esq.

    Despite the shocking jury verdict, Lt. Nazario faithfully served his country and his oath to support and defend the Constitution …
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  2. Medical Evidence in Virginia General District Court

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    November 10, 2022 by Tom Roberts, Esq.

    So you want to put into evidence medical records, a report or other information — how do you do it …
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  3. Liability of Parents

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    September 5, 2022 by Tom Roberts, Esq.

    “Your son broke my window – Pay Me!” Not so fast! In Virginia, the parent is not liable for the …
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  4. Lt. Nazario v Town of Windsor Police Officers – Official Update

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    May 6, 2021 by Tom Roberts, Esq.

    Because this important civil rights case highlights the need for national attention and reform – this page will serve the …
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  5. Wrongful death suit arising from breach of contract

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    September 29, 2020 by Tom Roberts, Esq.

    Can I Bring a Wrongful Death Claim for a Breach of Contract in Virginia? What is a Wrongful Death Claim? …
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  6. Does the statute of limitations toll because I didn’t know that I could file a lawsuit or because I didn’t know the name of the defendant?

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    August 1, 2020 by Tom Roberts, Esq.

    NO! BUT MAYBE – when it comes to Misnomer v Misjoinder? No, unless the defendant has actually obstructed you from …
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  7. Worker’s Compensation Windfall and Legal Malpractice Pitfall Whenever a Prosthetic Device is Used in Treatment

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    May 8, 2020 by Tom Roberts, Esq.

    Worker’s Compensation Windfall and Legal Malpractice Pitfall Whenever a Prosthetic Device is Used in Treatment.   Until the Virginia legislature …
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  8. What are the elements of a “bad faith” claim against an insurance company?

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    March 5, 2020 by Tom Roberts, Esq.

    If an insurance company intentionally disregards the financial interests of their insured and fails to settle a claim within the …
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  9. Police pointed weapon at me – is that excessive?

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    May 8, 2018 by Tom Roberts, Esq.

    Question:  Is it a violation of the Fourth Amendment for an officer to aim his loaded weapon at a person where …
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  10. Virginia Civil Rights Law Firm Thomas H. Roberts & Associates, PC obtains a $25.35 Million Judgment for Sexual Assault Victim

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    October 23, 2017 by Tom Roberts, Esq.

    Virginia Civil Rights & Personal Injury Law Firm Thomas H. Roberts & Associates, PC obtains a $25.35 Million Judgment for …
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  11. Can I sue for injury or death of my pet dog or cat and can I recover emotional damages?

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    February 2, 2017 by Tom Roberts, Esq.

    Question: Somebody injured or killed by dog or cat, what are the damages a court will award? Short Answer: The …
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  12. Summary of the Collateral Source Rule in Virginia – Injured party recovers all damages even if paid by a separate 3rd party insurance contract

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    October 6, 2016 by Tom Roberts, Esq.

    Summary of the Collateral Source Rule in Virginia – Injured party recovers all damages even if paid by a separate …
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  13. Should the insurance company pay for the depreciation, decreased or diminished value of my car due to the accident?

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    April 6, 2016 by Tom Roberts, Esq.

    Question: Should the insurance company pay for the depreciation, decreased or diminished value of my car due to the accident? …
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  14. Do I have to pay back my insurance company for medical expenses from my settlement or recovery for personal injuries in Virginia?

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    January 5, 2015 by Tom Roberts, Esq.

    Do I have to pay back my insurance company for the medical expenses from my settlement or recovery for personal …
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  15. Discovery Deposition Testimony may not be used as a basis for summary judgment or a motion to strike in Virginia (except for some punitive claims).

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    December 16, 2014 by Tom Roberts, Esq.

    Question: Can a litigant in Virginia state courts use discovery deposition testimony as a basis for summary judgment or a …
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  16. A summary of the law for wrongful death in Virginia caused by the negligence or wrongful act of another.

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    June 2, 2014 by Tom Roberts, Esq.

    Call Today –> 804-783-2000 A summary of the law of wrongful death actions in Virginia. When a family member dies …
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  17. Summary of defamation, slander & libel in Virginia

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    January 28, 2014 by Tom Roberts, Esq.

    Overview: Slander, defamation and libel are all treated the same in Virginia. Defamation is a false statement of fact published …
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  18. La Muerte Injusta – Un resumen de la ley en Virginia

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    January 24, 2014 by Tom Roberts, Esq.

    In English – Wrongful Death in Virginia La Muerte Injusta – Un resumen de la ley en Virginia Cuando un …
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  19. Can an employer be held liable for negligent training in Virginia?

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    July 16, 2013 by Tom Roberts, Esq.

    Q.        Can an employer be held liable to a third person for negligent training of its employee in Virginia?  A.        …
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  20. Unreasonable Force in “Terry Stop” Gives Rise to Officer Liability

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    February 9, 2013 by Tom Roberts, Esq.

    En Español Quarter Million Dollar Verdict to Richmond Police Officer Wesley Moore, represented by Civil Rights Attorneys Tom Roberts and …
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  21. What is Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress in Virginia?

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    December 7, 2012 by Tom Roberts, Esq.

    This is a summary of intentional infliction of emotional distress, a tort in Virginia.  The law in Virginia is not …
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  22. In Virginia, if an officer arrested me outside his jurisdiction, can I file suit against the officer?

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    July 17, 2012 by Tom Roberts, Esq.

    In Jordan v. Shands, 255 Va. 492, 497 (Va. 1998), the court stated “We have defined false imprisonment as “the …
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