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Judge limits discovery of medical records in UVa murder case

A Charlottesville judge has ruled lawyers for accused killer George Huguely cannot access medical records of victim Yeardley Love other than a prescription for medication. Defense lawyers sought Love’s medical records, contending that heart problems may have caused or contributed ...

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Discovery documents released in Tech shooting cases

Interrogatory answers from the clinical psychologist who accidentally removed Seung-Hui Cho’s mental health records from the Virginia Tech counseling center have been released by his attorney. The discovery information from Robert Miller is posted online by The Roanoke Times .  ...

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Chalk one up for plaintiffs

In the tussle over hospital internal review documents, a Martinsville Circuit Court has come down on the side of a med-mal plaintiff. Plaintiff Emma Lucille Gravely sued Dr. Richard S. Perren, an emergency medicine doctor, who allegedly discharged her with ...

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Discovery abuse case settled

A federal wrongful termination case noted in today’s Virginia Lawyers Weekly has been settled on undisclosed terms. The case of Spicer v. Universal Forest Products, Eastern Division, Inc. (VLW 008-3-430) featured a stinging opinion from Magistrate Judge Michael F. Urbanski ...

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Discovery abuse case settled

A federal wrongful termination case noted in today’s Virginia Lawyers Weekly has been settled on undisclosed terms. The case of Spicer v. Universal Forest Products, Eastern Division, Inc. (VLW 008-3-430) featured a stinging opinion from Magistrate Judge Michael F. Urbanski ...

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File pass-off can’t pump fee award

As March Madness wanes, like a hoopster’s fadeaway jumper, indulge us please in one more basketball reference. We can’t let a good one get away. Charlottesville’s U.S. Magistrate Judge B. Waugh Crigler already had decided to award fees to lawyers ...

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E-discovery one year later, the view from Richmond

Read the 2006 federal rules on e-discovery, but don’t ignore the old case law, a Richmond federal district judge told lawyers yesterday at a Richmond-area bench-bar conference. The changes to Federal Rules 26, 33, 34 and 37 didn’t develop in ...

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Game on? Judge not happy over discovery

Pretrial discovery can be a matter of strategy, and some lawyers even approach it as a game. But one circuit judge in Norfolk isn’t pleased with what he saw as game-playing in a medical-malpractice case. In Oakley v. Warren, Judge ...

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