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Workers' Comp – Change In Condition – Back Injury – Causal Connection (access required)

Where medical records supported a finding that claimant’s back injury occurring one and one-half years after her compensable injury was unrelated to the earlier injury, and there was no persuasive evidence to causally connect claimant’s new condition with her earlier ...

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Criminal – Habitual Offender – Alcoholic – Guardian Ad Litem (access required)

Although defendant in this traffic case contends he was an alcoholic when he was adjudicated an habitual offender and that he should have had a guardian ad litem appointed for those proceedings, the habitual offender order need not be set ...

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Workers' Comp – Occupational Disease – Limitations (access required)

Where claimant’s last injurious exposure to dust, dry pigments, colorants and other hazardous chemicals in his employment occurred on June 17, 1986, he was diagnosed with lung cancer in October 1990, and provided with medical evidence from a physician in ...

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Tort/Negligence – Tortious Interference – Prospective Contract – Airline Pilots' Union (access required)

Where plaintiffs, former airline pilots, allege that defendant pilots’ union interfered with plaintiffs’ efforts to be hired by various airlines in retaliation for plaintiffs’ continued work for Eastern Airlines during a sympathy strike coordinated by the union, and that the ...

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Labor & Employment – Tort/Negligence – Civil Business Conspiracy – Scope Of Statute (access required)

Where plaintiff lawyer alleges that defendants, her former clients, made untrue statements to the police about her advice to them regarding regular payments to an employee of the Virginia Department of Waste Management after that employee came under police investigation, ...

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Civil Practice – Discovery – Auto Accident Case – Plaintiff's Physician – Subpoena Duces Tecum (access required)

Where defendant in this automobile personal injury case requests a subpoena duces tecum to require plaintiff’s treating physician to produce certain medical and income tax records which defendant asserts will allow him to uncover bias on the part of the ...

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Tort/Negligence (access required)

Medical Malpractice Where plaintiff husband sues defendant physician for medical malpractice alleging that because of surgery performed on plaintiff’s wife while she was under defendant’s care, but not performed by defendant, plaintiff’s wife has lost the ability to have natural-born ...

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