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Neighbors Say Rail Line Is ‘Public Nuisance’ (access required)

In plaintiff property owners’ suit alleging defendant railroad’s operation of a rail line is a “public nuisance” and asserting a claim for just compensation, the Roanoke City Circuit Court overrules defendant’s demurrers which are accompanied by materials that assert additional ...

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Meningitis Case Prompts VCPA, Punitives Claims (access required)

In plaintiff’s suit for the wrongful death of her husband from fungal meningitis allegedly resulting from an epidural injection of a contaminated steroid produced by a compounding pharmacy and used by defendant health care providers, a Roanoke City Circuit Court ...

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Plaintiff May Add ‘Informed Consent’ Claim (access required)

A Roanoke City Circuit Court says a plaintiff who alleges defendant was negligent in performing vascular surgery on her right thigh five years earlier may amend her complaint to allege defendant failed to obtain informed consent, as that claim relates ...

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Fairfax needs judges (access required)

Lawyers and legislators from various Virginia locales, including populous Fairfax County, say Gov. Bob McDonnell missed the mark when he proposed money to fill certain judgeships. The governor overlooked areas badly in need of judicial help, in part because the ...

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Lawsuits piling up over meningitis (access required)

Virginia lawyers have wasted no time getting to the courthouse to file lawsuits after the national outbreak of fungal meningitis this fall blamed on tainted steroid injections prepared by a Massachusetts pharmacy. By Oct. 19, five lawsuits had been filed ...

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