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Monthly Archives: May 2010

Medical Malpractice – Sovereign Immunity – Resident Physicians (access required)

Two resident physicians in training at University of Virginia Hospital, in anesthesiology and neurology, respectively, have sovereign immunity from this medical malpractice action filed by a patient who alleges injury from their care, says a Charlottesville Circuit Court. The decision ...

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Employment Public – Sheriff Contest – Deputy’s Dismissal (access required)

A deputy who alleges he was terminated after he ran unsuccessfully against the incumbent sheriff cannot grieve that termination decision, and the Roanoke City Circuit Court upholds the city manager’s decision that the alleged termination was not grievable. Petitioner’s appointment ...

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Criminal – Attempted Murder – Intent To Kill (access required)

Rejecting defendant’s contention that there was insufficient evidence to prove he harbored a specific intent to kill when he shot into an occupied vehicle, the Court of Appeals upholds defendant’s conviction of attempted first-degree murder and related charges. Defendant deliberately ...

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