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Immunity denied over lab tests in med-mal action (access required)

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Doctors who hoped to use the lab-test-immunity provision of Virginia’s medical malpractice law failed to make their case, a Fairfax County circuit judge has ruled. The decision revives attention to a compromise statute hammered out in 2006 following two conflicting ...

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Doctor prevails in botched hand surgery claim Defense Verdict (access required)

On August 15, 2012, plaintiff, a 23-year-old female, sustained a deep slice to her left thumb while working as a bartender. After initial care at the emergency department, the plaintiff underwent primary flexor tendon and nerve repair by the defendant ...

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Path to getting court to seal record not always clear

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By Erik Baines Statutes and the common law govern the court’s authority to seal (or sequester) its re­cord. See generally Shenandoah Pub. House, Inc. v. Fanning, 235 Va. 25 (1988). The common law has long-recognized a public right to access ...

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Driver stopped at red light, did not look up before moving – $100,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff and her mother had driven together to the plaintiff’s gym on May 20, 2014. The plaintiff’s mother, a native and part-time resident of the People’s Republic of China, decided to walk home from the gym at approximately 9:30 ...

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Carriers have no pre-trial duty to settle (access required)

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The Supreme Court of Virginia has resolved a long-simmering split among circuit courts on whether auto accident victims can insist on a good faith settlement offer from their own insurance companies when a wrongdoer cannot cover the damages. Insurance companies ...

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