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Court Strikes Punitives Claim in Auto Case (access required)

An assertion that defendant is a “life-long opiate addict” who knew his withdrawal symptoms during the 48 hours prior to his traffic accident would include confusion, distractability and “overall impairment of driving ability,” does not state a common law claim ...

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Abused Student Has Negligence Per Se Claim (access required)

In this tort suit against officials of Nor­thumberland High School for damages aris­ing from a school resources officer’s repeat­ed sexual abuse of a 10th-grade student, on school grounds, a Richmond County Circuit Court says plaintiff student and her parents may ...

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Plaintiff Gets Accident Report, Personnel Records (access required)

A Norfolk Circuit Court says that under ei­ther the “bright line rule” or the “case-by-case test,” plaintiff estate is entitled to statements made by defendant driver on the morning of his fatal collision with decedent’s motor­cycle, to his employer’s claims ...

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No Immunity in Suit Alleging Patient Infection (access required)

An obstetrical practice sued after its staff member allegedly infected a newmother with a streptococcus infection is not immune from a medical malpractice suit under a statute that grants immu­nity from claims related to disclosure of confidential information involving an ...

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