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VA Docs Are ‘Independent Contractors’ (access required)

A plaintiff who alleges he suffered permanent nerve damage, pain and scarring on his neck where defendant doctors negligently performed arthroscopic shoulder surgery cannot sue the U.S. under the Federal Tort Claims Act because defendant physician was an independent contractor ...

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Inmate Sought Modified Cuffing Procedure (access required)

A Charlottesville U.S. District Court denies summary judgment to defendant nurse practitioner at a correctional facility, for her alleged response to plaintiff inmate’s complaints about injuries she suffered from consistently being handcuffed with her arms behind her back. The court ...

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‘Bogus’ Appointment Claim Rejected (access required)

A Charlottesville U.S. District Court dismisses a lawsuit challenging a foreclosure sale of plaintiff defaulting borrowers’ home based on their claim that the substitute trustee’s appointment was “bogus.” Plaintiff borrowers assert they have standing, as the property owners, to contest ...

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