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Monthly Archives: October 2008

Contract – Government – Secret Service Rifles – False Claims Act (access required)

A former employee of a government contractor that bid on a contract to provide the U.S. Secret Service with rifles with ambidextrous selector levels, who allegedly pointed out violations in the procurement process, has engaged in “protected activity” by informing ...

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Criminal – Post-Conviction Relief – AEDPA (access required)

A petitioner’s motion under 28 U.S.C. § 2255 for post-conviction relief after his 1993 conviction of using a firearm in relation to drug trafficking is untimely, but he may have a change to raise his claim under a 2007 U.S. ...

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Misdiagnosis alleged in heart attack – $550,000 Settlement (access required)

In review of an exercise stress test, the consulting cardiologist failed to note in his report that the patient transitioned from incomplete right bundle branch block to complete right bundle branch block. At trial the jury awarded $600,000 in damages, ...

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Civil Rights – Bivens Action – Injunction – Jurisdiction (access required)

A former medical technologist at a Veterans Administration Medical Center who was terminated for removal of and refusal to return confidential personnel information, is not entitled to a preliminary injunction against enforcement of a policy that prohibits her from coming ...

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Antibiotic given during surgery results in allergic reaction – $900,000 Settlement (access required)

A 70-year-old male was admitted to the hospital to undergo abdominal surgery for correction of gastric outlet obstruction. During the hospitalization, the patient was administered Ciprofloxacin, an antibiotic. The patient suffered an allergic reaction known as Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, which resulted ...

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Driver suffers herniated discs in Spotsylvania crash – $100,000 Verdict (access required)

Defendant’s Toyota 4-Runner rear ended plaintiff’s Ford Taurus at about 35 mph on Friday, July 8, 2005, at 5p.m. Defendant admitted to the deputy on the scene that he was looking over his shoulder at something and turned back to ...

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Civil Procedure – Discovery – Credit Counseling Agency – Tax Returns (access required)

A credit card company that is suing a consumer credit counseling agency and law firms for tortious interference for allegedly advising clients not to pay their credit card accounts, is entitled to production of certain tax documents, correspondence, advertisements and ...

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Contract – Accounting Fraud – Partner Liability – D.C. Law (access required)

A corporate client that is suing an accounting firm whose employee embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars cannot also sue the individual partner who signed the contract between the client and the accounting LLP; an Alexandria U.S. District Court says ...

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Consumer Protection – Home Sale – Incarcerated Seller (access required)

In this suit filed by a home seller who used a lawyer, real estate agent and a power of attorney granted to his uncle to sell his home while he was incarcerated in 2003, an Alexandria U.S. District Court grants ...

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