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Female lifeguard prevails in federal retaliation suit – $17,500 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a 25-year-old female, had been a supervisor with the Virginia Beach Lifesaving Service since 2005. She sued for gender discrimination due to lack of promotion, and then for retaliation after being fired within weeks of the VBLS learning she ...

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Patient died during recovery from hip surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

Decedent presented to the hospital for reconstructive hip arthroplasty. Subsequent to the procedure, decedent was diagnosed with a post-surgical ileus. Plaintiff alleged that defendants failed to properly manage the patient post-surgery, and that led to his aspiration and ultimately his ...

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4th Circuit rejects Virginia ballot access provision

(AP) Virginia’s law prohibiting out-of-state residents from circulating petitions for third-party presidential candidates is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court ruled May 29. The unanimous decision by a three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld U.S. District ...

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Standard of care at issue in healthcare fraud case (access required)

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Doctors worried about drawing medical malpractice suits with any deviation from standards of care have a new worry: their records can make them targets for a healthcare fraud investigation. A new case from the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ...

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U.S. appeals panel ponders: what is a pirate?

(AP) — In the violent world of piracy, Mohammad Saaili Shibin was a multilingual negotiator based in lawless Somalia, working his cellphone to negotiate multimillion-dollar ransoms for merchant ships and sailors that dared to venture into pirate-infested international waters off ...

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Rule changes would deal with discovery (access required)

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Lawyers are concerned that discovery is getting out of hand. The masses of data that are part of everyday operations in modern organizations are generating ever-more complicated discovery demands, even in simple cases. Responding to concern from litigators nationwide, the ...

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