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Clot kills woman, claim brought over failure to administer drugs – Defense Verdict (access required)

At 1:00 a.m. on Nov. 28, 2008, plaintiff’s decedent, a 64-year-old female, presented to the emergency department of Hampton Sentara Careplex with a three-day history of chest and back pain and shortness of breath. She also had complaints of abdominal ...

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Attorney is tagged for malpractice, fraud – $524,975 Verdict (access required)

Defendant represented plaintiff Whyard in her divorce. He never pursued pendente lite spousal support, failed to designate any experts, was deficient in his discovery efforts and took no depositions. He convinced Whyard to accept a settlement one business day before ...

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Suit for breach of privacy fails – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff sued defendant substance abuse treatment facility in a medical malpractice action for the alleged negligent and unauthorized disclosure of plaintiff’s medical records. As a part of plaintiff’s alleged breach of privacy, plaintiff contended that defendant breached certain federal laws ...

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Consultant loses appeal over ‘secret plan’ to boost hospital income

A company that approached Rockingham Memorial Hospital with a plan to boost its Medicare reimbursements failed to prove a binding contract for a percentage of the increased revenues, a federal appeals court found last week. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court ...

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DuPont Engineer’s Suit Dismissed (access required)

A male African-American engineer at defendant DuPont’s Spruance facility in Richmond loses on summary judgment his pro se race discrimination suit alleging disparate treatment in his performance reviews and retaliation. The record here establishes that plaintiff has failed to demonstrate ...

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Fee Award for Frivolous ‘Inequitable Conduct’ Claim (access required)

In this patent infringement case involving a drug to treat erectile dysfunction, in which the Norfolk U.S. District Court entered judgment for Pfizer in its suit to protect a drug that has generated $10 billion in sales, the court now ...

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