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No Legal Malpractice Claim for Securities Law Advice (access required)

Although plaintiff investment businesses allege defendants’ faulty advice on securities law has exposed them to state and federal investigations and possible disgorgement of capital, a Richmond Circuit Court says plaintiffs have not stated a claim for legal malpractice because they ...

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Doctor Deposition Should Not Have Been Halted (access required)

A Richmond Circuit Court says defendant doctor should not have terminated a deposition because he objected to a med-mal plaintiff’s questions about information contained in a medical periodical related to the subject surgical procedure, but the court will hold off ...

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No biopsy performed to test for autoimmune hepatitis – $780,000 Settlement (access required)

A 60-year-old African American male was referred by his primary care physician to the defendant, a gastroenterologist, for evaluation of chronically elevated liver enzymes. As part of the evaluation, laboratory tests were ordered, which excluded viral hepatitis, certain genetic disorders, ...

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Richmond judge files $1.7 defamation suit (access required)

Richmond Circuit Judge Melvin R. Hughes Jr. has filed a $1.7 million defamation suit against a Richmond weekly newspaper for publishing commentary suggesting he played courtroom politics with lawyers. The suit against The Richmond Voice came after the newspaper published ...

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No Malpractice Claim Against Ponzi Defendant’s Lawyer (access required)

A Richmond Circuit Court says an investor in a Ponzi scheme cannot sue the Ponzi schemer’s lawyer for legal malpractice, as the investor has not alleged privity with the attorney, or any third-party benefit flowing to the investor from the ...

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No Summary Judgment on Eviction Notice (access required)

In this unlawful detainer action by Richmond Redevelopment Housing Authority, the Richmond Circuit Court denies summary judgment to the tenant who argues the notice of eviction for criminal or drug-related activity was deficient. The court took the matter under advisement ...

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