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Motor Carrier Agency’s Deadline Extension Was ‘Discretionary’ (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court dismisses this suit filed under the Federal Tort Claims Act alleging wrongful death caused by the negligence of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in allowing a bus carrier, Sky Express Inc., to operate at ...

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Slide Review Established Doctor-Patient Tie (access required)

A physician who reviewed plaintiff’s pathology slides and rendered a diagnostic opinion to plaintiff’s treating physician undertook to provide health care to plaintiff and reasonably could be found to have created a doctor-patient relationship which gives rise to a duty ...

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Discovery Ordered in Nursing-Home Patient Fall (access required)

In this medical malpractice case arising from a patient’s fall at a nursing home, a York County Circuit Court orders defendants to provide information on family members in the neighboring patient room, prior complaints, a chair alarm and custody of ...

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No Removal After ‘Bad Faith’ Delay (access required)

Defendants in this products liability case say plaintiff’s foot-dragging was “strategic gamesmanship” that kept them from removing the case to federal court, but the Richmond U.S. District Court says defendants had the means to uncover fraudulent joinder of non-diverse defendants, ...

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Comment ‘Published’ to Personnel File (access required)

A nurse may sue her employer for defamation based on another employee’s allegations that plaintiff nurse made derogatory comments about a number of patients, and for “publication” of additional allegations of unprofessional conduct to plaintiff’s personnel file; the Norfolk U.S. ...

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