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Agency Nurse Covered by Hospital Policy (access required)

A staffing agency nurse assigned to a hospital has malpractice coverage under the hospital policy’s professional liabil­ity coverage, even though the hospital policy’s general liability provision ex­cludes an agency nurse from coverage; the 4th Circuit affirms judgment for the agency ...

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N.C. Sex Offender Restrictions Struck (access required)

The 4th Circuit affirms a decision striking for vagueness a North Carolina statute’s language prohibiting certain convicted sex offenders from proximi­ty to “places where minors gather” and reference to “regularly scheduled” activ­ities for minors, and striking a separate provision that ...

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Find out what it means to me (access required)

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Two Virginia judges up for re-election were questioned by legislators Dec. 2 about whether they are perceived as being respectful of those who appear before them. One judge had to explain low survey scores released one day earlier in Virginia’s ...

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Judge reviews released in 2016 JPE reports (access required)

Twenty-seven Virginia trial judges have received their report cards. The Virginia General Assembly has released the 2016 Judicial Performance Evaluation Reports, delivered by the Supreme Court of Virginia on Dec. 1, pursuant to statute. Reports were prepared for 27 judges ...

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Wrong Loan Payoff States Fraud Claims (access required)

A Norfolk Circuit Court says defen­dants, who lost property to foreclosure, have stated counterclaims for actual and constructive fraud with allegations that plaintiff bank knowingly and intentional­ly misrepresented the amount of money defendants were required to pay to satis­fy a ...

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Automatic License Reader Data Not ‘Personal’ (access required)

The Fairfax County Police Department’s storage of data collected by an Automatic License Plate Reader (ALPR) for 364 days does not violate the Government Data Collection and Dissemination Practices Act because a license plate is not person­al information; the Fairfax ...

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