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Medical Researcher Has FCA Claim (access required)

A Charlottesville U.S. District Court says a post-doctoral fellow conducting research at UVa’s Department of Psychiatry & Neurobehavioral Sciences can sue the departmental chair and his supervisor under the False Claims Act on individual-capacity and official-capacity claims for prospective relief, ...

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Evidence rules pass Senate, stall in House

Legislation to adopt Rules of Evidence for Virginia passed the full Senate yesterday, but stalled in a House subcommittee, whose members retooled the measure to firm up legislative control of the process for changing the rules over time. The Virginia ...

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Panhandlers Have Standing, But No Claim (access required)

A Charlottesville U.S. District Court says five “impecunious” plaintiffs have standing to challenge a local ordinance that restricts “begging” in Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall, but they fail to state a First Amendment claim based on the ban on begging. The challenged ...

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