Most awaited International film Silence casting Michael Madsen, Anushka Shetty and R Madhavan to begin April 2019

Silence International Film

Silence International Film

The film Silence will star Anushka Shetty, R Madhavan and Hollywood actor Michael Madsen, famous for his roles in films like Reservoir Dogs and Kill Bill.

This is a kind of film that will entertain, engage and cheer the audience across continents. Every screening of the film to a global audience will end up in a standing ovation.”

— Vishwa Prasad, CEO of People Media Factory

SEATTLE, WA, USA, March 18, 2019 / — It's Official now, Kill Bill Actor Michael Madsen is joining Anushka Shetty & R Madhavan for the International film "Silence ". Silence will be shot in Telugu, Tamil, and English simultaneously.

Seattle based People Media Factory is Producing an International Film " Silence with stars from Hollywood, Bollywood, and Tollywood in association with Kona Film Corporation. Its stellar cast includes Hollywood star Micheal Madsen who played key roles in Quentin Tarantino's movies kill Bill, Hate full Eight and Reservoir Dogs. Bahubali Fame, South Indian Female superstar Anushka Shetty, Pan India star R Madhavan, Subbaraju, Anjali, Shalini Pandey, Avasarala Srinivas, and others.

Speaking on the occasion People Media Factory, CEO Vishwa Prasad said “This is a kind of film that will entertain, engage and cheer the audience across continents. Every screening of the film to a global audience will end up in a standing ovation and we expect the film to perform well all over.”

The Film which will be directed by Hemanth Madhukar will be shot in and around Seattle, USA during April – June 2019, at Global standards with International crew. The makers, People Media Factory will host a grand teaser release event in May 2019 in the USA.

DOP: Shaneil Kumar Deo, Production Designer: Nathan Bakes, Music: Gopi Sundar. Executive Producers, Micheal Madsen, Dev Pinn. Line Producers: Pasta Nagaraj, Dujatha Prabhu. Casting Director: Renee Garcia, Entertainment Attorney: Brandon Blake. Location Services: Tom Ricciardelli, Nicole Milstead. SAG Consultant: Paula Ray.
Co-Producer: Vivek Kuchibotla.

About People Media Factory:

People Media Factory is a Seattle based Production Company specializing in pre-production setup, postproduction setup, co-production, events. The team comes from different backgrounds all over the world, Asia, USA and it brings to People Media Factory a positive add-on in order to show a wider vision to our client. We handle all stages from concept development through pre-production, post-production, co-production. Our team aims to understand the goals of the client and the story they want to tell. Using that information, we create innovative, visually dynamic and emotionally compelling content. We carefully supervise each step, providing all the Pre-Production, Production and Post Production services.

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Dr. Scott Zack uncovers rapid growth forecast for U.S. chiropractic care market

Dr. Scott Zack

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MICHIGAN, UNITED STATES, March 18, 2019 / — Michigan-based chiropractor Dr. Scott Zack takes a closer look at the $17.93 billion mid-2020s valuation placed on America's chiropractic care market following a new study.

Forecast for explosive growth based on a new study carried out by a well-known California-based action-ready market research and analysis firm, plus further figures from the American Chiropractic Association, experienced chiropractor Dr. Scott Zack examines the future of the chiropractic care market in the United States.

"The chiropractic care market in the U.S. is set to reach almost $18 billion annually over the course of the next five years according to a new study," reveals Dr. Zack.

Indeed, the recent study referred to by Dr. Zack and carried out by Grand View Research, Inc. estimates that the chiropractic care market in the U.S. will reach an annual value of $17.93 billion by 2025. Based in San Francisco, Californian business consulting firm Grand View Research offers custom market analysis and action-ready market research reports, according to the company's website.

"The market is anticipated to enjoy a compound annual growth rate of 4.3% between now and 2025," adds Dr. Zack of the report's findings.

An experienced and well-respected chiropractor based in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Dr. Zack proposes that rising cases of back, neck, and shoulder pain, as well as associated headaches and other discomfort tied to the body's musculoskeletal system, are all driving the chiropractic care market in the United States.

"Moreso than ever before, the vast majority of people complaining from lower back pain, in particular, are seeking immediate help directly from chiropractors," explains Dr. Zack, "rather than hesitating, and without otherwise looking for a referral from a family doctor or mainstream healthcare provider."

This, he suggests, has resulted in a healthy increase in the number of individuals seeking chiropractic training and qualifications. "With national demand for chiropractic care services growing year on year, it's an area of healthcare specialization which myself and my colleagues are all keen to champion," adds Dr. Scott Zack, "making chiropractic qualifications and training an especially valuable asset in today's health and wellness climate."

As of 2019, the American Chiropractic Association suggests that in excess of 2,500 new practitioners will graduate from the country's 18 nationally accredited chiropractic colleges and education programs annually over the course of the coming five or more years.

"Other key findings from the Grand View Research study indicate that today's chiropractic care market is being further driven by increasing numbers of patients looking for complementary medical treatment, rather than mainstream care," reveals Dr. Zack. "What's more, the introduction of a new set of laws for chiropractic treatment is also supporting market growth, while simultaneously encouraging more people to enter the field," he adds.

"Lastly," says Dr. Scott Zack, wrapping up, "the study also shows that, during 2017-2018, 95% of those who sought past-year chiropractic care cited their therapy as an effective method of treatment for their neck, back, or other musculoskeletal pain which is further basis for the rapid growth forecast for the U.S. chiropractic market between today and 2025."

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Austin Trahern Reveals Top Tips to Conducting a Successful Business Meeting

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Successful business meetings start with successful people and Austin Trahern reveals how to achieve both simultaneously.

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO, UNITED STATES, March 18, 2019 / — Conducting business meetings are always stressful. Regardless of whether the businessperson is green or has done it a million times, failure is still a possible outcome. It does not matter how unlikely or how surefire the topic is to impress, people are unpredictable. Therefore, when going into a business meeting, the only true catalyst the conductor can control is their presence.

Fortunately, creating the right self-image is all a business needs to be successful. Austin Trahern reveals the top tips to conducting a successful business meeting. The best part is, everything that is needed, is under the presenter’s command.

Come Prepared

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail,” Benjamin Franklin is credited with this phrase. While the quote was likely printed on many middle school posters the truth in this statement is nevertheless relevant. The fear of failing can manifest in many ways. The most common way, though, is lack of adequate preparation. Knowing what you are talking about, down to the letter helps pave the road to success by facilitating three cornerstones.

First, preparation plans out the meeting’s topics and helps the presenter grasp the heart of their purpose. Second, it also helps the presenter know what to inquire about. If there are any issues, preparation will help a presenter mitigate those problems before the presentation. Third, being prepared helps to facilitate the other tips that ensure business meeting success.

Show Confidence in Every Aspect of Your Demeanor

Confidence is the factor which decides who wins and who loses; who succeeds and who fails. Failure is inspired by a lack of preparation, which allows a seed of admitting inability to fester. That seed will culminate until the moment of presentation; at which time it will effectively suffocate any remaining sliver of hope you have of success.

Although, preparation alone cannot save you from failure. Confidence comes from preparation, but it is your demeanor that truly entices success. From the way a presenter talks, moves, and even enters the room is an indication of their confidence. An audience will notice these things and unfortunately, the level of confidence you have will dictate their first impression of you. Most of the time, that first impression is what will decide whether you will succeed or fail. What you say is secondary to the level of command you have over yourself, your presentation, and the audience’s attention.

Control the Room

The ability to control a room is based on both preparation and confidence, according to Austin Trahern. After all, people are attending this meeting for a purpose. Whether it is a staff meeting or you are meeting with a hopeful investor, they are giving you their time. They have already deemed the meeting worthy of a portion of their day. Thus, you have already established an element of control. The hard part is keeping it. To keep it, you must be worthy of it. To be worthy of it, you need to showcase your knowledge, your passion, and your confidence. Give them that in a concise package and you will not only succeed, you will have earned their respect.

In summation, the way you perform in the meeting dictates the outcome. Being prepared, displaying confidence, and controlling the room is vital to conducting a successful business meeting. Austin Trahern knows this and has experienced first hand the power of these devices and has excelled tremendously because of them. Yet, he is also aware that it is not good enough to simply understand these concepts. To be successful, utilization and practice is the truest form of proof. Therefore, only one question remains…what are you waiting for?

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New Feature Film "Tiger Heart" to be Directed by Hollywood Filmmaker Dwight H. Little

L to R: “Tiger Heart” producers Amit Sarin and Vineesha Arora Sarin, producer/screenwriter Scott J.T. Frank, director Dwight H. Little

Production on Film About the Global Horror of Illegal Poaching of Bengal Tigers Set to Begin this Fall in India

We are very pleased to have Dwight’s vision bringing this story to life on film — we know he will honor the majesty of these creatures within the context of this exciting action/adventure story.”

— Film Producer Vineesha Arora Sarin

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, March 18, 2019 / — Accomplished filmmaker Dwight H. Little has been signed by NY Studios to direct “Tiger Heart,” a feature film that is set to begin production this Fall in India. The action/adventure film centers on one man’s efforts to stop the ongoing poaching of Bengal tigers, listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red List and currently thought to number only approximately 2,000 in the wild, a number that has dropped from approximately 2,500 over the past decade.

Casting for the film is currently underway.

“I am looking forward to getting on the ground in India and shooting this great story,” said Little. “Scott J.T. Frank and Si Dunn have written a wonderful screenplay that exposes the horrendous poaching of these magnificent creatures, and the heroic work of those who are on the front lines fighting for their preservation.”

“We are very pleased to have Dwight’s vision bringing this story to life on film,” said producer Vineesha Arora Sarin. “I grew up watching the ‘Free Willy’ franchise, and it is apparent that Dwight understands the human-animal connect very well. He will honor the majesty of these creatures within the context of this exciting action/adventure story.”

Added producer Amit Sarin, “Sharing the plight of these magnificent big cats and the global horror of illegal poaching via this exciting feature film is a journey that I am looking forward to.”

At its core, “Tiger Heart” is a taut action/adventure in which one man spearheads a small international team of conservationists who take on the organized gangs of poachers who feed the black market that trades in the hides, blood and body parts of exotic creatures whose numbers are being dessimated to fuel the billion-dollar illegal wildlife trade. The film is set in the foothills of the Himalayas, and shooting begins this Fall at Jim Corbett Tiger Reserve, located within India’s oldest national park.

Seasoned director Dwight H. Little is known for a long list of feature films, including “Murder at 1600,” starring Wesley Snipes and Diane Lane, “Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers,” the Steven Seagal blockbuster “Marked for Death” and “Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home,” among others. Little was executive producer on John Woo’s “Broken Arrow,” starring John Travolta and Christian Slater, and has directed episodes of numerous hit television series, including more than 20 episodes of the long-running Fox hit “Bones.”

“Tiger Heart” is produced by NY Studios and Lotus Entertainment Group, and producers Vineesha Arora Sarin, Scott. J.T. Frank, Amit Sarin and Peter Ziebert. Screenplay is by Scott J.T. Frank and Si Dunn.

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Knockerball Bubble Soccer Business Opening in Denver

Knockerball bubble soccer

DENVER, COLORADO, UNITED STATES, March 18, 2019 / — Knockerball bubble soccer continues to grow all over the U.S. including the mile high city of Denver, where Jeremy Falasco is excited to bring his Knockerball business (Knockerball Rocky Mountain) to the community.

Previously a youth soccer coach, Jeremy wanted to do something fun for his players. That's when Knockerball caught his attention. He saw the opportunity to start his own Knockerball business and dove head first. Jeremy says "I have been running a merchant services company for 18 years. It has been a rollercoaster ride for sure. My true passion has been coaching inner city youth and I have been involved in coaching for 25 years. I'm excited about growing the knockerball brand and can't wait to make the career change."

Many kickball leagues have recently been popping up in the Denver area, so Jeremy wants to do the same with Knockerball. He also plans on using Knockerball as a way to help youth sports teams raise money with fees.

Jeremy will be opening looking for customers within the next few weeks. Knockerball Rocky Mountain will be a mobile business at the start, meaning they will bring the fun to you, whether that's in your local park, soccer facility, school, backyard, and more. Come next winter, Jeremy will be looking to take the fun indoors.

If you're interested in planning something with Knockerball Rocky Mountain, you can get in touch with Jeremy:

For more information on how you can bring a Knockerball bubble soccer business to your area, you can visit or call the corporate office at 1-800-583-7250.

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Renowned online coach, Carolin Soldo, believes in using QuickBooks for your business.

Carolin Soldo Reviews

According to Carolin Soldo’s reviews, Carolin Soldo is a proven expert in all things business, including bookkeeping.

BUFFALO, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, March 18, 2019 / — For a new or growing business, bookkeeping can seem like an impossible task made only for experienced accountants. Many people are very surprised at how simple and easy it can actually be using a tool called QuickBooks Online. The platform can be accessed by multiple users and updated with financials in real time. Carolin Soldo especially loves its simplicity, and Carolin Soldo’s reviews show just how efficient and effective her online coaching business has become.

First, you will enter basic information about the company before moving on to enter your customers, clients, vendors, and tools used to make monthly payments. Enter as much information as possible, including future and recurring payments that will be coming your way. It’s essential that your QuickBooks file is extremely accurate.

Of course, you will be expected to enter all bank account information including savings and checking accounts. Liabilities such as bank loans and credit card debt should also be added to QuickBooks. This platform is a very safe and secure way to manage finances and will help you cut down on bulky paper files that are easily misplaced or damaged.

Carolin Soldo believes the most important aspect of all is to keep information updated on an ongoing basis. She recommends blocking out time on your calendar once a week to bring all QuickBooks files up to speed. That is the time for you to enter new payments, customers, clients and expenses from the week.

Also set additional time aside once every month to perform a reconciliation. Download your bank statement and compare it to QuickBooks to ensure everything is matching on both sides. When Carolin Soldo performs her reconciliation, she checks off items that cleared in the bank account and enters any missed expenses on her QuickBooks account.

Excellent bookkeeping skills are often a result of great time management skills and attention to detail. Carolin Soldo’s reviews highlight her excellent time management skills, which in turn have been passed down to her clients through her state of the art coaching program. Even if your time management skills need some more improvement, a great benefit of QuickBooks online is the ability to see your company profit, statement of cash flow, and balance sheet at any time on your own watch.

With over ten years of experience in the coaching industry, Carolin Soldo’s reviews are a reflection of her expertise in the business world. She has been featured on Forbes, Fast Company, and others. Carolin Soldo is an expert in marketing and earned her Masters of Business Administration from the University of Buffalo.
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Recruiting for Good Launches Fun Travel Reward Get a Kicka$$ Tech Job and Party for Good

Recruiting for Good will reward candidates who submit resumes directly to staffing agency for fulltime jobs with fun travel; and donate proceeds to fund camp.

Join Us to Find a Kickass Tech Job and Party for Good”

— Carlos Cymerman, Fun Advocate+Founder, Recruiting for Good

SANTA MONICA, CA, UNITED STATES, March 18, 2019 / — Santa Monica based, Recruiting for Good is on a mission to help fund summer camp scholarships and reward tech candidates who submit resumes directly to the staffing agency for fulltime placement; with fun party weekends.

According to Recruiting for Good, Founder Carlos Cymerman, “We have 20 years of recruiting experience finding talented professionals great jobs. Submit your resume to find a kickass tech job in Southern California. Your placement helps us generate proceeds to fund summer camp scholarships.”

Rewarding Party Weekends

Recruiting for Good rewards experiences to positively impact lives;

1. Enjoy Food, Film, Music, Sport (Games), and Yoga Festivals (events).
2. Party Weekends include; flights, hotel accommodations, and tickets (to event/venue).
3. You can gift travel reward to anyone living in the U.S..

How to Party for Good

1. Must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Resident, or EAD, with at least 5 years or more of tech experience in (engineering or information technology).

2. Submit resume directly to Carlos(at)recruitingforgood(dot).com or job web page; and complete probation period.

3. Recruiting for Good rewards fun party weekend. And donates a portion of placement fee earned to fund a summer camp scholarship.

Carlos Cymerman adds, "Get a kickass job this year with Recruiting for Good and enjoy travel to party at iHeart Radio Festival in Vegas."


Recruiting for Good is a socially progressive staffing company in Santa Monica, finding talented professionals awesome jobs, since 1998. Companies retain us to find them the best talent in Accounting, Engineering, Information Technology, Marketing, and Sales. We generate proceeds to help fund camp scholarships; and reward fun party travel.

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Documentary Celebrates The Grapes of Wrath’s 80th Anniversary

The film draws parallels between the 1930s and today. Juxtaposing Steinbeck’s fictional journey with a modern-day version, this time by five guys on bicycles.

Essentially all the things Steinbeck reflected on in The Grapes of Wrath – are front and centre in American cultural and political discourse right now.”

— Charlie Turnbull, Co-Director

USA, March 18, 2019 / — An adventure documentary inspired by one Australian’s love of the iconic novel, The Grapes of Wrath, will be released nationally in cinemas in over 300 US cities on April 15th coinciding with the book’s 80th anniversary (the day before). The critically acclaimed film, aptly named “The Bikes of Wrath”, has been racking up festival awards for the last six months including the People’s Choice Award at the prestigious Banff Mountain Film Competition (Free Solo was also in the same competition).

The documentary follows five novice (but very endearing) riders as they journey from Sallisaw, Oklahoma to Bakersfield, California. They do it in 30 days while relying on the kindness of strangers (and the current-day equivalent of $18; the amount the Joad family survived on).

The documentary explores the broader themes of poverty, self-reliance, community – in the modern day and in the Great Depression when the book is set. It draws explicit parallels between the 1930s and today, with passages from the novel being read aloud by people they meet along the journey. You cant help but be struck by both the enduring power of Steinbeck’s characters and their insights as well as the strength and resilience of communities to both come together and also to welcome the strangers in their midst.

“The media’s depiction of America is currently one of division, fear, and at times, ignorance,” said Cameron Ford, Co Director, Co Producer and Featured Cyclist. “However, as filmmakers from Australia, without preconceived notions of the United States, we were able to present a more genuine reflection of America by simply chatting with the small-town regular folks we met along the way.”

Filmed in 2015 during the US primaries, The Bikes of Wrath captures a moment in time and offers much needed insight into what unites us rather than what divides us. It has thrilled festival goers in multiple countries and will now enjoy a theatrical event release in the US through Demand Film.

[Watch the 1 minute trailer here]

For session times and to pre-purchase your tickets go to

Media interviews and screener requests: Drew Lambert +61 425 200 606 or

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The Bikes of Wrath – Oklahoma to California: 1600 miles, 420 dollars, 30 days, 5 bikes, 2 guitars and one of the most influential novels of the 20th century

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Author’s struggles with mental health and LGBT identity inspire poetry collection

Author and musician, Jennifer Juan has announced the release of her brand new poetry collection, Ol’ Brown Eyes Is Back, inspired by her experiences.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, March 18, 2019 / — Author and musician, Jennifer Juan has announced the release of her brand new poetry collection, Ol’ Brown Eyes Is Back, a triumphant cry of freedom, and an emancipation from the old insecurities and ideals that so many find themselves trapped by, inspired by her experiences, available from the 31st of May 2019.

Announcing the books release date of Friday May 31st 2019, with a sepia soaked book trailer, featuring a narration of the poem Necklace, a mournful reflection on the rising levels of suicides across the UK, taken from the collection, and presented over a set of stunning vintage visuals, setting the scene for the kind of content readers can expect to read in the book upon release.

Filled with honest, healing verses, Ol’ Brown Eyes Is Back tells a story of self discovery, and the road to self acceptance, with Juan offering perhaps her most confessional offering to date, as she opens up about her struggles with mental health, how western beauty standards affect her self image, as a biracial woman, and how she struggled to come to terms with her LGBT identity.

“It was very difficult to deconstruct some of my experiences and turn them into something new, but I think it helped me a lot too.” Said Jennifer Juan, discussing the collection. “Removing the power from your pain can be such a healing experience, and it helps you to understand what you went through too.”

Ol’ Brown Eyes Is Back comes after the release of Jennifer Juan’s latest single, A View From The Bridge, a haunting piano led ballad, which has amassed thousands of plays on Spotify alone, less than a month after release.
Juan will be performing at two dates in London, to give a preview of her latest book, reading at feminist arts event She Grrrowls on the 5th of April 2019, and at the inaugural Poet’s Dictionary event, on the 8th of April.

“Juan’s language is accessible and the poems are about the here and now, about contemporary subjects that we are all familiar with and that, to me, is its big appeal.” said, when discussing Juan’s work, which has drawn comparisons to legendary American poet Sylvia Plath, by writer Laura Sansom, and praise from star of Amazon’s Transparent and LGBT advocate, Trace Lysette, who said, “Jennifer, this is beautiful. Made me tear up.” when discussing Juan’s poem A Song For Venus, from her previous collection Kissing Boys, Just For The Thrill.

Jennifer Juan’s new poetry collection, Ol’ Brown Eyes Is Back is available from and from Amazon stores worldwide, on both Kindle and in Paperback, from the 31st of May 2019.

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Necklace – Visual Poetry – Jennifer Juan

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Personal Injury Law attorney Michael Avery comments on Shumate v. Mitchell, a recent Virginia Supreme Court decision

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Michael Avery, attorney in Fairfax, Virginia

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Michael L Avery Sr, lawyer in Fairfax, Virginia

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Michael L Avery, attorney Fairfax, Virginia

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Michael Avery, Esq. reviews a recent Virginia Supreme Court decision on a personal injury case involving a deceased party.

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The Virginia Supreme Court navigated the long history of the Dead Man’s statute and the legislative adoption of the rule. However, any changes to such rule are the province of the legislature. ”

— Michael Avery, personal injury attorney in Fairfax, Virginia

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA, UNITED STATES, March 18, 2019 / — In a recent case, the Supreme Court of Virginia reviewed the modern criticism of the Dead Man’s statute and the expansive version adopted by the Virginia legislature. Attorney Michael Avery, in a new case comment, summarizes the relevant arguments in an article available on his blog,

Plaintiff Debra Shumate was involved in an automobile accident with William Earl Thompson. The lawsuit was originally against Thompson, but later substituted his estate as the defendant when Thompson passed away due to reasons not related to the accident. Estate agreed that Thompson was at fault and conceded the issue of liability and went to trial over the issue of damages alone.

Shumate described the accident as one with significant collision. “The evidence presented at trial established that Shumate was stopped at a traffic light when she observed a sports car driven by Thompson moving toward the rear of her sedan. She applied the brake in anticipation of the collision and put her arm in front of her son, Joey, who was riding in the passenger seat. Joey described the impact as a ‘hard slam’ and said he saw Shumate go forward and hit her head.” Shumate estimated the speed of the collision at somewhere between 25 to 35 miles per hour.

Thompson’s estate asserted that the collision was a low speed affair. Thompson’s passenger estimated the speed at 5 to 6 miles per hour. Thompson told his son that the speed was 5 to 7 miles per hour, a hearsay statement which was introduced pursuant to Dead Man’s statute.

Evidence also showed that Shumate had three automobile accidents prior to the most recent accident in 2011. “In 1993, a vehicle struck her car at around fifty-five miles per hour, resulting in her losing consciousness and suffering arm, leg, and lower back pain. She was rear-ended in 2001, causing injuries to her neck, knee, and right ankle. And in 2007, she was a passenger in a vehicle that ran off the road causing ‘immediate pain in [her] neck and back.’” Evidence showed that Shumate visited a pain clinic several months prior to the accident and also nine days after the accident on October 27, 2011, but “[n]otably, the physician’s notes from the October 27 appointment contain no reference to the October 18, 2011 collision.”

“Shumate underwent a third spine surgery in March 2012. The surgeon who performed that procedure testified that Shumate reported the same pain level before and after the 2011 collision at issue in this case and that this pain was the reason for the surgery. The surgeon also reported that Shumate had preexisting degenerative changes in her neck and spine not attributable to the 2011 collision.” The estate’s expert also opined that while the emergency room visit was a reasonable precautionary measure, he was of the opinion that the surgery was unrelated to the 2011 accident.

Jury returned a verdict of zero dollars on damages and Shumate moved for set aside the jury verdict. She argued that even the defense expert conceded that at least the emergency room visit made sense. The motion was denied and Shumate eventually appealed and raised two assignments of error: (1) misapplication of the Dead Man’s statute allowing the deceased’s hearsay statements and (2) trial erred in refusing to set aside the jury verdict.

The Virginia Supreme Court navigated the long history of the Dead Man’s statute in Virginia and what led to the 1919 legislative adoption of the rule. The Court also noted the modern criticism of the Dead Man’s statute and the expansive version adopted by the Virginia legislature, but noted that such is the province of the legislature and not the court. Thus, Plaintiff’s argument “that unless [the Court] adopt[s] her interpretation of the statute, ‘the party asserting the Dead Man’s Rule could bring in a plethora of out of court, unreliable hearsay of what the decedent said to others to bolster unfairly the decedent’s case’—is actually an accurate statement of the statute.” But still, the decedent’s description of the accident to his son was properly admitted.

The Court also rejected the second assignment of error. With respect to the argument that at least the emergency room bill was a damage that should have been awarded, the Court explained that “[t]his contention misconstrues Leivy’s [defense expert’s] testimony. This statement did not contradict Leivy’s opinion that Shumate suffered no injury from the collision; instead, it simply acknowledged that it was not irrational for someone with Shumate’s medical history to visit the emergency room after any automobile accident to make sure she was not injured.” Therefore, the judgment of the trial court was affirmed.

The case is Shumate v. Mitchell, Record No. 180012. – The complete article is available on Mr. Avery’s blog at

Michael L. Avery, Sr.

Michael Leon Avery, Sr., personal injury attorney in Fairfax, Virginia. Michael Avery has over 20 years of experience in advocating for clients who have been injured in a wide array of accidents—from car and truck accidents to bicycle crashes to accidents caused by drunk drivers. He became a lawyer after a distinguished career in the U.S. Marine Corps. Practice Areas include:
* Auto Crashes
* Vehicle Rollovers
* Motor Vehicle Fatal Injuries
* Commercial Vehicle Accidents
* Uninsured / Underinsured Motorist
* Claims
* Distracted Driver Accidents
* Road Rage
* Truck Accidents
* Hit-and-Run Accidents
* DUI Accidents
* Passenger Injuries
* Motorcycle Accidents
* Bicycle Accidents
* Pedestrian Accidents
* Slip and Fall
* Personal Injury


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