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Diabetic Ex-Inmate’s Third-Party Contract Claim Fails (access required)

A Harrisonburg U.S. District Court grants summary judgment to Southern Health Partners Inc., a provider of medical services to inmates at the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Regional Jail, on a former prisoner’s claim regarding denial of insulin during his incarceration based on his ...

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Judge facing ethics charge now accused of contempt (access required)

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A Virginia judge fighting ethics charges for advocating on behalf of his wife is now accused of contempt of court for actions he took to advocate on his own behalf. Just ten days after the state’s Judicial Inquiry and Review ...

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Resolution of umbrella coverage allows settlement to paraplegic – $2.8 Million Settlement (access required)

In June 2015, Tan­ya Dombrosky, 16, crashed her Hyundai Veloster in Botetourt County, hitting a tree and rolling the car. Lia­bility was not seriously contested. Her unre­strained passenger, Matthew Green, 17, was ejected from the vehicle and suffered a fractured ...

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Important Opinions January – June 2017 (access required)

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The “Important Opinions” that appear each week on the front page of Virginia Lawyers Weekly are those chosen by our editors as the most likely to impact law practice or a given subject area of law. Below is a listing, ...

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Student, suspended for Facebook posts, settles suit (access required)

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Colleges have become frequent litigation targets for students who disagree with disciplinary penalties, but a recent, short-lived lawsuit against Virginia Tech focused – not on personal injury – but on social media behavior. A student claimed Virginia Tech officials violated ...

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