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Judge rejects college liability theory in alleged rape of student (access required)

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In a decision touching the sensitive matter of campus sexual assaults, a circuit judge has ruled that Virginia law does not impose a “special relationship” duty on college administrators to protect students from third-party violence. The judge’s written opinion addresses ...

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Man diagnosed with blood disorder discharged from hospital – Defense Verdict (access required)

On a Sunday morning in 2009, the 65-year-old decedent presented to the emergency department with symptoms of worsening skin rash, specifically petechiae and purpura (bleeding in the skin) all over his body including his face, scalp and in his mouth. ...

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FELA Suit Dismissed for Inconvenient Forum (access required)

A Norfolk Circuit Court dismisses on forum non conveniens grounds plaintiff administrator’s suit against defendant railroad company under the Federal Employers Liability Act, over a North Carolina employee’s death in North Carolina. Plaintiff chose to bring this FELA action in ...

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