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Tag Archives: Judge Michael F. Urbanski

Man died after gall bladder operation at VA hospital – $793,423.78 Verdict (access required)

This case was tried Oct. 24-25, 2016 as a bench trial. The plaintiff administrator al­leged and proved that the decedent William Lovell died on Feb. 18, 2012, as a result of medical malpractice that occurred during a Jan. 30, 2012, ...

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Manager’s Hugs, Comments Not ‘Hostile’ (access required)

Although a male store manager hugged female employees and commented on their clothing, make-up and general appearance, and also directed such comments to plaintiff, a female management trainee, plaintiff has only referenced rude or unprofessional comments, at worst, and defendant ...

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Vet’s Family Wins $793K Med-Mal Award (access required)

A Roanoke U.S. District Court awards a veteran’s estate $793,423 in their wrongful death suit against physicians at the Salem VA Medical Center who were negligent in performing gall bladder surgery on the 65-year-old decedent. Gallbladder surgery During the surgery, the ...

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No Trade Secret Claim for ‘Secret’ Recipes (access required)

Plaintiffs, who are suing their former business partner in operating an Asian-American restaurant, cannot sue defendant for trademark infringement of the “Mimosa Asian Fusion” name and logo, as the parties’ pending state court litigation has not resolved what rights defendant ...

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No FCA Claim for ‘Vague’ Billing Concerns (access required)

An ultrasound technologist’s “vague concerns” about defendant hospital’s per­formance of certain ultrasounds and bill­ing practices, which primarily related to possible underbilling, were not “protected activity” under the False Claims Act, and the hospital wins summary judgment on plaintiff’s claim that ...

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No Separate Claim for ‘Loan-Servicing’ Fraud (access required)

A Harrisonburg U.S. District Court overrules plaintiff borrowers’ objec­tions to a magistrate judge’s recom­mendation to dismiss their suit against defendant mortgage servicer based on various consumer protection laws. Plaintiffs primarily – and prolifically – lodge objections to the report’s find­ings ...

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