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Patient dies four days after aortic valve surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff’s decedent was her 18-year-old daughter who suffered from a ventricular septal defect (VSD) with aortic insufficiency and suspected aortic valve incompetence. She sought care from the defendant, a cardiothoracic surgeon, who recommended an elective procedure to correct those problems. ...

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Tort – Conspiracy – Tortious Interference – Conversion (access required)

In this contract and tort litigation arising from defendants’ departure from employment with plaintiff specialty insurance company to form their own company, a Richmond U.S. District Court dismisses plaintiffs’ claim for restitution/unjust enrichment, but declines to dismiss plaintiffs’ claims for ...

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Employment Discrimination – Disability – ‘Qualified Individual’ – Contract Analyst (access required)

An employee of the U.S. Postal Service’s Office of Inspector General who had limited mobility cannot prove she is a “qualified individual with a disability” under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as she was repeatedly counseled about deficiencies in her ...

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