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Tag Archives: Judge B. Waugh Crigler

EMTALA claim settled after death of drug-using woman – $1,100,000 Settlement (access required)

A $1,100,000 settlement has been reached with a western Virginia hospital and emergency room phy­sician for the death of a 27-year-old needle drug-us­ing woman who had previ­ously given up the custody of her two children, ages 12 and 8. The ...

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Age Bias Claim Fails for Faulty Remedy (access required)

Adopting the magistrate judge’s recommendation, a Harrisonburg U.S. District Court dismisses plaintiff’s age discrimination complaint for failure to demand available relief; the pro se plaintiff has a plausible claim but she failed to meet minimum pleading standards when she asked ...

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Suit Dismissed for No Discovery Response (access required)

A Charlottesville U.S. District Court dismisses with prejudice civil rights claims filed by three of the five plaintiffs who allege a Charlottesville city ordinance that restricts panhandling to certain areas violates their First Amendment rights; the court accepts the magistrate ...

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School Wins Dismissal of Pro Se ‘Bullying’ Suit (access required)

Plaintiff grandparents who filed a pro se suit against defendant public school district alleging school officials failed to protect their two grandchildren from bullying, intimidation and harassment by fellow students see their suit dismissed, as a Harrisonburg U.S. District Court ...

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Wanted: A way to reverse problem with lawyers’ writing (access required)

Lawyer writing

As if bar candidates cramming legal knowledge didn’t have enough to worry about with the looming Virginia bar examination, word is out that bar examiners have been casting a critical eye on candidates’ writing ability. The Virginia Board of Bar ...

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