Tag Archives: Judge John W. Brown

Plaintiff claims ovarian cancer spread due to surgical procedure – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was a 44-year-old postmenopausal woman who was referred to the defendant OB/GYN on Dec. 15, 2009, for complaints of right-sided pelvic pain. A pelvic ultrasound revealed a nearly 12 cm complex solid mass in the area of her right ...

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License Holder Waived Personalized Plate Claim (access required)

A Chesapeake Circuit Court upholds the Department of Motor Vehicles’ license revocation, on remand, of appellant’s personalized license plate displaying the text “ICUHAJI”; although the license holder argues his direct appeal from DMV’s second revocation of the license plate is ...

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State Employee Wins Reinstatement & Back Pay (access required)

A Chesapeake Circuit Court reinstates with back pay a Department of Corrections captain who was fired after testing positive for marijuana. Petitioner appeals a final decision upholding his termination from the Department of Corrections for a positive marijuana result to ...

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Corrections officer fired after positive test for marijuana – $120,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a former captain at the Indian Creek Correctional Center in Chesapeake, was randomly selected for urinalysis testing in December 2008, his 15th drug test since joining the agency in 1994. Several days later, the human resources department was advised ...

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State employee fired after drug test wins reinstatement, back pay (access required)

A Chesapeake judge has reinstated with back pay a Department of Corrections captain who was fired after testing positive for marijuana. The employer ran afoul of its own drug-testing policy, according to the court’s decision on appeal from the state ...

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Non-Solicitation Clause Struck as ‘Overbroad’ (access required)

An auto-detailing business cannot recover from its former employer who made plans to start a competing business while still employed by plaintiff; a Chesapeake Circuit Court says plaintiff’s non-solicitation clause is facially overbroad because it would prevent defendant from offering ...

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