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Negligent Entrustment, Retention Claims Advance (access required)

A landscaping company whose driver rear-ended plaintiff can be sued for negli­gent entrustment and negligent retention based on allegations that the employer knew the landscaper had been involved in another recent collision with the same truck and trailer, and the ...

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Court Rejects ‘Criminal Act’ Policy Exclusion (access required)

In a disabled adult’s suit seeking damages for second-degree burns she suffered in 2011 while in the care of de­fendant home health agency’s employee/ independent contractor, the Norfolk Cir­cuit Court denies summary judgment to defendant insurance company based on its ...

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A ‘truly unique’ case: Contrib allowed in med-mal lawsuit (access required)

Emergency Hospital Paramedics FEA

A patient’s own behavior – allegedly misleading a doctor about his medication history – can be used to defeat a medical malpractice claim, a Virginia judge has ruled. Even though the Supreme Court of Virginia has rejected theories of contributory ...

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Claims Dismissed in Truck Driver’s Rear-End Wreck (access required)

Merely stating that defendant was a professional driver of a commercial tractor-trailer when his poultry truck rear-ended plaintiff’s vehicle on Interstate 81 is not sufficient to state a claim for willful and wanton negligence, and the Roanoke U.S. District Court ...

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