Quantcast
Home / 2011 / October (page 7)

Monthly Archives: October 2011

High court asked to overturn spit wad suspension (access required)

A Virginia teenager’s long-term suspension for shooting plastic “spit wads” at school has reached the Supreme Court of Virginia. Rutherford Institute attorney Rita Dunaway asked the court Tuesday during an argument for a writ to reverse 14-year-old Spotsylvania High School ...

Read More »

Bill would cut regulatory red tape in U.S. for medical devices (access required)

Legislation that would streamline the regulatory process for some medical devices has been filed in the Senate. The Medical Device Regulatory Improvement Act, S. 1700, introduced by Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Richard Burr, R-N.C., and Michael Bennet, D-Colo., would streamline ...

Read More »

Most Americans favor death penalty, but numbers are falling (access required)

The majority of Americans – 61 percent – favor the death penalty, according to a new Gallup poll. But that percentage is down from past years. In fact, the percentage is the lowest since 1972, the year the Supreme Court ...

Read More »

IRS releases estate tax exemption form (access required)

The Internal Revenue Service has released the form necessary for practitioners to opt clients out of the estate tax. In August, the IRS issued a Notice and Revenue Procedure for 2010 estates seeking to exempt out of the tax. Both ...

Read More »

Editorial: A teaching moment at CNU (access required)

The faculty and administrators at Christopher Newport University have an opportunity that educators live for: They have a true teaching moment. They can instruct their students on the value of free speech. They can underscore the importance of freedom of ...

Read More »

Case over failure to diagnose prostate cancer settles – $1,375,000 Settlement (access required)

Due to a rise in patient’s PSA (prostate specific antigen—a marker for potential prostate cancer), patient’s primary physician referred him to a urologist who recommended a prostate biopsy to determine if the cause of the rise in PSA was due ...

Read More »

Plaintiff hurt in rearender, gets more than 10 times defense offer – $261,760 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was a passenger in a vehicle that was rear-ended at a stop light. The accident occurred on Route 29 South near Lynchburg on Aug. 31, 2007. The defendant did not admit liability. At the conclusion of evidence, a motion ...

Read More »

Jury needed only 20 minutes to find for doc in med-mal case – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff’s wife underwent surgery to remedy blocked fallopian tubes and remove abdominal adhesions. Defendant physician recommended the surgery to improve the wife’s chances of success with IVF therapy. Another physician, who was not a party to the case, performed the ...

Read More »