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Statutory Immunity for Medical Test Review (access required)

In a first-impression case, a Fairfax Circuit Court rejects a plea in bar under Va. Code § 8.01-581.18:1 filed by defendant neonatologists who assert they had immunity from malpractice liability for an infant’s death, based on alleged duty to review ...

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Firing upheld for ‘false’ report of harassment (access required)

Fired FEA

An employer may fire an employee who reported a coworker’s sexual harassment claim, when the employer’s investigation determined the reporting employee fabricated the claim, a federal appeals court said on June 7. The employee said she reported the coworker’s claim ...

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Suit for Settlement Barred by Prior Suit (access required)

A plaintiff who sued for payment for information technology services performed on a theory that defendant had agreed to pay 97 percent of what it owed as part of a settlement agreement, only to see his first suit dismissed because ...

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