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Court Sets ‘Joint Employer’ Jury Instruction (access required)

In a hearing-impaired nurse practitioner’s disability discrimination case against the U.S. Navy, the Norfolk U.S. District Court overrules the Navy’s objection to the court’s jury instruction that a “joint employer” may be liable if it participates in a co-employer’s discrimination ...

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Payment Never Made Under Release Agreement (access required)

Although plaintiff lender and defendant cosmetics company entered into a Mutual Release Agreement to settle plaintiff’s claims arising from a factoring agreement, plaintiff is not entitled to summary judgment in its suit against the cosmetic company’s managing director under her ...

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Med-Mal Plaintiff Sues for Negligent Credentialing (access required)

A Lynchburg Circuit Court says a plaintiff suing for medical malpractice by defendant physician also has stated a claim for negligent credentialing and privileging with allegations that he reasonably relied on defendant’s credentialing process and that such reliance caused him ...

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Court Rejects ‘Excessive Fine’ Toll Road Claim (access required)

A Fairfax Circuit Court rejects a motorist’s claim that an assessment for 157 separate violations of Va. Code § 46.2-819.1 for failure to pay tolls while using the Dulles Toll Road amounts to an excessive and unconstitutional fine. Defendant claims ...

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