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Dad, Not Maternal Grandparents, Gets Custody (access required)

Although a biological father suffers from mild mental retardation and is unemployed, he has maintained contact with the child, whose mother died in 2010, and a Richmond Circuit Court awards physical and joint custody to the father over the objection ...

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Nursing Home Administrator Immune, Nurses Not (access required)

Applying the test for sovereign immunity to defendants in a suit alleging injury at a nursing home operated by the Richmond Hospital Authority, a Richmond Circuit Court says the administrator has immunity from suit, but defendant nurses do not. Plaintiff ...

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No ‘Good Will’ Damages for Malpractice Suit (access required)

On reconsideration, a Richmond Circuit Court says plaintiff, a financial services company, may not seek damages for loss of good will in its legal malpractice action against defendant firm, and the court sustains the law firm’s demurrer and dismisses the ...

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Claim over complications from cervical surgery fails – Defense Verdict (access required)

A 66-year-old female patient underwent an anterior cervical diskectomy and fusion (“ACDF”) surgery. The following afternoon, the patient developed slight one-sided facial and eyelid swelling, and the on-call neurosurgeon was contacted by the nursing staff. The neurosurgeon communicated with the ...

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