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Plaintiff Sanctioned for False Virginity Claim (access required)

In a college student’s suit alleging she was sexually assaulted in a dorm room by a fellow student after consuming drugged al¬cohol at an on-campus party “spon­sored” by a college orientation peer advi­sor, the Norfolk Circuit Court sanctions the student ...

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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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Hospital Must Produce Medical Record Metadata (access required)

A Newport News Circuit Court grants a med-mal plaintiff’s motion to enforce a subpoena duces tecum seeking plaintiff’s hospital medical records, including all audit trails and metadata; although the hospital prefers plaintiff review the records at a hos­pital terminal, the ...

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Negligent Entrustment, Retention Claims Advance (access required)

A landscaping company whose driver rear-ended plaintiff can be sued for negli­gent entrustment and negligent retention based on allegations that the employer knew the landscaper had been involved in another recent collision with the same truck and trailer, and the ...

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Court Rejects ‘Criminal Act’ Policy Exclusion (access required)

In a disabled adult’s suit seeking damages for second-degree burns she suffered in 2011 while in the care of de­fendant home health agency’s employee/ independent contractor, the Norfolk Cir­cuit Court denies summary judgment to defendant insurance company based on its ...

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