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Suit Not Estopped by Incapacity, But Sanctions Ordered (access required)

In this med-mal case with a “long and tortured procedural path” due to plaintiff’s counsel’s mixed signals about the elderly plaintiff’s personal capacity to sue and her lawyer’s filing of petitions for appointment of a guardian or conservator, and efforts ...

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Computer Battery Caused Claimant’s Lung Disease (access required)

An administrative assistant for a physician demonstrated that she suffered from reactive airway disease resulting from chemical exposure in the workplace and the Court of Appeals affirms an award of workers’ comp benefits. The local fire department reported to the ...

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No Standing for Nursing Home Challenger (access required)

The Court of Appeals upholds a circuit court decision affirming the State Health Commissioner’s denial of appellant NHC Healthcare/Bristol LLC’s petition seeking good cause standing status under Va. Code § 32.1-102.6(G), in order to participate in proceedings before the commissioner ...

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