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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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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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ALJ Erred in Discounting Pain, Doctor Opinion (access required)

In rejecting a social security disability application filed by a 38-year-old woman who suffered from multiple medically determinable impairments, the ALJ applied an improper legal standard to discredit claimant’s evidence of pain intensity and the opinions of her treating physicians, ...

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