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Monthly Archives: May 2009

Negligence by obstetrician alleged in Erb’s palsy case – $1,750,000 Verdict (access required)

The labor segment of the birth was within the standard of care; however, during delivery, when the infant’s head had been delivered, the child’s shoulder was stuck under the mother’s pubic bone, a condition known as shoulder dystocia. Although this ...

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Traffic Offenses – Improper Driving – Restitution – Medical Expenses (access required)

A juvenile convicted of improper driving cannot be ordered to pay restitution to cover the medical expenses of his seriously injured passenger, a Brunswick County Circuit Court holds. The issue in this case is whether the court has the authority ...

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Contract – Procurement Act – DBE – Good Faith Efforts (access required)

A Norfolk Circuit Court says a contractor cannot force reconsideration of its bid for grading and utility work on Hampton Roads Transit’s light rail project in Norfolk, as the bid carried only a 1.82 percent “Disadvantaged Business Enterprise” participation, instead ...

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Administrative – VRS – Disability Retirement – Pre-Existing Condition (access required)

In denying disability retirement benefits to a Chesapeake Public School System employee, the Virginia Retirement System committed a procedural error of law in failing to provide in writing the factual or procedural basis for its adverse decision, in compliance with ...

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Administrative – Medicaid Patient Overpayments – Contract Documentation (access required)

A psychiatric care provider’s deficiencies in documenting services it provided to Medicaid patients under a contract with the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services were a material breach of the contract, and under the controlling contract law, and the Court ...

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Civil Rights – Right To Counsel – Qualified Immunity (access required)

A former criminal defendant whose state-court rape conviction was reversed because defendant officers violated his right to counsel by having a female officer surreptitiously record uncounseled conversations with him about his rape charge, can try his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 ...

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Criminal – Moonshining – Money Laundering – Perjury (access required)

A Roanoke U.S. District Court orders new trials for two defendants convicted of money laundering in connection with a moonshine operation, because, under U.S. v. Santos, the revenue generated by a specified unlawful activity used in a financial transaction to ...

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Civil Rights – Prisoner Medical Condition – Potassium Deficiency (access required)

A Virginia inmate who suffers from hypokalemia, which has the potential to cause paralysis in his extremities if his potassium level becomes low, and who alleges he has not received adequate attention or medical treatment for his condition, has not ...

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