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Monthly Archives: October 2009

Negligence – Sovereign Immunity – Radiologic Supervisor (access required)

A trainee supervisor for a probationary radiologic technologist at U.Va. Medical Center has sovereign immunity – as a supervisor – from this negligence suit filed by a patient who alleges negligence in the technologist’s use of a plastic board to ...

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Civil Procedure – Pro Se Plaintiff – ‘Vexatiousness’ Test (access required)

A Norfolk Circuit judge outlines his “indicia of vexatiousness” developed to evaluate the latest filing by a pro se plaintiff who is subject to a pre-filing injunction and who has submitted a “blunderbuss” pleading naming a host of defendants and ...

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Negligence – Radiologic Technician – Sovereign Immunity (access required)

A probationary radiologic technologist at U.Va. Medical Center has sovereign immunity from alleged negligence in using a plastic board to perform post-surgery pelvic and hip x-rays on plaintiff, and a Charlottesville Circuit Court dismisses the technologist as a defendant from ...

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Summary Dispositions (access required)

The Court of Appeals has affirmed the following decisions on the reasoning of the administrative agencies: Macdonald v. Drivetime Automotive Group Inc., Record No. 1148-09-2, Sept. 15, 2009, upholding a denial of workers’ comp because claimant failed to give timely ...

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Search & Seizure – ‘Strip Search’ – Drugs In Pants (access required)

Police did not subject defendant to an illegal strip search when they reached between his pants and his underwear, but did not remove or lower his underwear or reach inside his boxer shorts, and the drugs they found need not ...

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Domestic Relations – Child Support Enforcement – Foreign Support Order (access required)

The Court of Appeals reverses a trial court order granting the Virginia Division of Child Support Enforcement’s request for registration of a foreign support order from a default judgment in the State of Washington, which is void as the father ...

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Domestic Relations – Foster Care Plan – Adoption Goal (access required)

The Court of Appeals upholds a trial court decision changing the goal in a foster care plan from return home to adoption, despite a father’s claim that he is now in a better position to comply with the requirements of ...

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Domestic Relations – Custody – Father’s Civil Rights Suit (access required)

At a circuit court proceeding on mother’s petition for sole custody of the parties’ child, the trial court did not err in admitting into evidence information related to father’s pro se civil rights suit in federal court alleging mother conspired ...

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Domestic Relations – Attorney’s Fees – Child Support Reduction (access required)

The Court of Appeals upholds a divorce court decision interpreting the parties’ property settlement agreement to grant wife attorney’s fees if husband sought to lower his child support payment, and rejecting wife’s interpretation that the PSA required husband to pay ...

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