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Monthly Archives: June 2007

Immigration – Removal Order – Senegalese Native – Persecution Fear (access required)

The 4th Circuit affirms a final order of removal of the Board of Immigration Appeals denying a Senegalese woman’s application for withholding of removal, based on the applicant’s fear of persecution and fear that her five-year-old daughter, a U.S. citizen, ...

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PUBLISHED ORDER (access required)

On May 13, 2006, we entered our opinion and order vacating the judgment of the Benefits Review Board and requiring the board to enter its order designating Virginia Property and Casualty Insurance Guaranty Association as the insurer responsible for payment ...

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Victim of truck wreck gets settlement of $12M (access required)

Jerome Stewart was left a quadriplegic in an instant on Dec. 27, 2005. The circumstances surrounding that instant became “a very highly contested and expensively waged war” that resulted earlier this month in a $12 million settlement for Stewart, according ...

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Privacy rules affect criminal subpoena (access required)

Virginia’s Health Records Privacy Law applies to a criminal defendant’s subpoena duces tecum for a victim’s counseling records, the Virginia Court of Appeals has ruled in a case of first impression. On June 19, the appellate court upheld a trial ...

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Tort – Inmate Sexual Assault – Respondeat Superior (access required)

A defendant regional jail authority is not entitled to summary judgment against a female inmate who sues for damages from her alleged sexual assault by a prison guard, now currently incarcerated for the offense of sexual contact with an inmate, ...

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