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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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Wife’s Partnership Interest is ED Award (access required)

Over husband’s objection, a Fauquier County Circuit Court can direct wife to satisfy an equitable distribution award by transferring to husband a 24 ½ percent interest in the family business, governed by the parties’ limited partnership agreement. Husband and wife ...

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Statement ‘Immaterial’ in Brady Claim (access required)

A Norfolk Circuit Court grants the commonwealth’s motion to dismiss a habeas petition seeking to vacate defendant’s second degree murder conviction and revocation of his probation, based on a recently discovered alleged Brady violation. Petitioner alleges the commonwealth had a ...

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No Collateral Estoppel in Canine-Killing Case (access required)

Although two defendants were acquitted of misdemeanor charges related to the alleged shooting of dogs who were killing turkeys, a Dickenson County Circuit Court rejects defendants’ argument that their related felony prosecution is barred by collateral estoppel; the court denies ...

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Default Upheld in Car-Part Contract Claim (access required)

A Norfolk Circuit Court declines to set aside a default judgment of $6,555 in favor of plaintiff D.W. Boyd Corporation, a company that sells and repairs industrial equipment, against defendant William H. Coon, a Michigan “high performance engine enthusiast, hobbyist ...

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