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Plaintiff Can Seek Full Amount Of Bills (access required)

A personal-injury plaintiff can seek to prove his damages by using the full amount of his doctor’s bills, the Supreme Court of Virginia has ruled. The defendant cannot seek to reduce damages by using any “write-offs” made by the doctors ...

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Minister Of Music Can't Sue Diocese (access required)

A parish music minister cannot sue a Roman Catholic diocese for discrimination under Title VII, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled. Religious institutions have long enjoyed sanctuary from discrimination laws under the “ministerial exception” to Title VII, ...

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Procedure Could Derail Appeal On Writeoffs (access required)

The issue of doctors’ “writeoffs” in personal injury cases was argued before the Supreme Court of Virginia last Wednesday. But judging from their questions to counsel, the justices were more interested in procedural concerns about the case, Acuar v. Letourneau ...

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