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Former Employees Sued Over Client Lists (access required)

Plaintiff tax preparation company may sue two former employees who signed confidentiality and nondisclosure/noncompete agreements for allegedly using plaintiff’s confidential customer lists and copyrighted materials to operate their own competing tax consultant and preparation business; the Newport News U.S. District ...

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Split Judicial Panel Orders Redistricting (access required)

In the wake of a judicial panel’s decision that Virginia’s Third Congressional District reflects an unconstitutional racial gerrymander, and the Virginia General Assembly’s decision not to devise a remedial redistricting plan, the court directs defendants to implement a redistricting plan ...

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Hospital Must Produce Radiology Results (access required)

In this med-mal action involving a claim of delayed diagnosis of cancer, a Newport News Circuit Court holds that certain documents listed on defendant hospital’s privilege log as parts of “overall radiologist results reporting” should have been produced previously and ...

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Discipline Warning Upheld for Healthcare Worker (access required)

A respiratory therapist who received a Step 3 warning for failure to update spreadsheets related to smoking cessation cannot overturn a hearing officer decision upholding the disciplinary notice, a Charlottesville Circuit Court holds. The question in this case is whether ...

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Florida Nephew Subject to Virginia Contract Claim (access required)

A Florida resident who signed a contract with plaintiff Flood Doctor as the “authorized agent” of his 95-year-old aunt for work on her Virginia home, is subject to personal jurisdiction in Virginia, says a Fairfax Circuit Court; the Florida resident ...

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Hospital ‘Root Cause’ Document Is Protected (access required)

In this medical malpractice case, a Norfolk Circuit Court denies plaintiff’s motion to compel defendant hospital to produce a four-page “Events & Causal Factors” Charting prepared by a nurse team leader to “identify any possible root causes and/or inappropriate action” ...

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