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Nursing home negligence alleged in patient fall – $200,000 Settlement (access required)

In August 2010, a Southwest Virginia resident was sent to a local skilled-care nursing facility after a knee replacement to receive physical therapy. Upon admission and assessment, nursing staff determined she required a two-person assist on all transfers, and a ...

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No Virginia Jurisdiction Over Japanese Company (access required)

A woman who alleges she was injured while operating a saddle stitching machine that a Roanoke company obtained from a Japanese manufacturer through its North American distributor cannot sue the Japanese company in Roanoke City Circuit Court; the manufacturer had ...

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No Absolute Immunity for Water Authority (access required)

Defendant Western Virginia Water Authority is a municipal corporation with no absolute sovereign immunity, and a landowner may sue the Authority for damages allegedly caused by the Authority’s negligent maintenance and operation of a sanitary sewer line; although the Roanoke ...

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