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4th Circuit to consider whether inmates have right to visitation

(AP)  The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is set to consider whether prisoners have a constitutional right to visitation. A three-judge panel of the 4th Circuit was to hear oral arguments in a South Carolina case March 19. Jerome ...

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Goiter misdiagnosed as COPD – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff alleges that the defendant, a family practice physician, failed to properly and timely diagnose a goiter, and failed to timely refer him to a surgeon. He also alleges that the defendant misdiagnosed him with COPD and incorrectly treated him ...

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Untreated blood infection led to quadriplegia – $2,500,000 Verdict (access required)

The decedent, age 52, was admitted to the hospital with a normal white blood cell count, which started rising and went untreated with antibiotics. Defendant explored the GI etiology but not the infectious process, which required a simple blood culture ...

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Snow causes court delays

The Supreme Court of Virginia is being hampered by the snow. Due to inclement weather, the administrative offices of the court will be opening at 10 a.m. on Monday, according to an announcement on the court’s website. The message advises ...

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Law students 14, professors 9

The University of Virginia law school softball game was played in frigid weather Thursday, with the students taking the win. More photos are on Facebook.

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Federal court complaints drop while appeals rise

While filings at the trial level of federal courts declined in the last fiscal year, appellate cases were on the uptick, according to the latest data submitted by federal court officials to the U.S. Judicial Conference. The data covers the ...

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Tax suit raises conflict questions for Cuccinelli

(AP) — A lawsuit against the state of Virginia by a nutritional supplement maker whose stock comprises Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s total investment portfolio is raising questions about the Republican’s potential conflicts of interest. Henrico-based Star Scientific Inc. sued Virginia’s ...

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Student loan law: A niche for a few good lawyers? (access required)

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With huge numbers of students facing crushing debt and national student loans surpassing credit card debt, some lawyers have found a new niche: representing clients hounded by student loan creditors, debt collectors and loan servicers. In some cases, these attorneys ...

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Doctor defamation on court docket (access required)

Emotions ran high in a Roanoke operating room in November 2009, as a trauma team fought to save the life of a man who had been hit by a tractor-trailer while walking. The trauma surgeon clashed with the anesthesiologist and ...

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