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Monthly Archives: May 2013

Standard of care at issue in healthcare fraud case (access required)

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Doctors worried about drawing medical malpractice suits with any deviation from standards of care have a new worry: their records can make them targets for a healthcare fraud investigation. A new case from the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ...

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Construction injury case reached settlement after mistrial – $1,350,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff was 19 years old when he was injured on July 31, 2007. He was working as a groundsman in Winchester, where his job was to change the massive auger on a piece of heavy equipment called a LoDril ...

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Defendant was reading map prior to crash, plaintiff alleges – $400,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a 24-year-old college student rear-ended in Chesterfield County by the defendant, a Children’s Hospital therapist who was attempting to drive and read Mapquest directions at the same time. Defendant alleged that the plaintiff stopped suddenly in front of ...

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Asbestos claims reinstated on appeal (access required)

A former elevator installer and maintenance man who allegedly died of asbestosis can maintain his lawsuit against a group of elevator companies based on asbestos contained in their products, the Supreme Court has ruled. Richmond Circuit Judge Melvin R. Hughes ...

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Clerk’s handgun permit policy challenged

The clerk of the Petersburg Circuit Court is being taken to court over her procedures for renewing concealed weapons permits. A member of a Virginia gun rights group has asked the Supreme Court of Virginia to order clerk Shalva J. ...

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