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Hospital Must Produce Medical Record Metadata (access required)

A Newport News Circuit Court grants a med-mal plaintiff’s motion to enforce a subpoena duces tecum seeking plaintiff’s hospital medical records, including all audit trails and metadata; although the hospital prefers plaintiff review the records at a hos­pital terminal, the ...

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Jurisdiction Holds for Reduced Highway ‘Take’ (access required)

A Dinwiddie County Circuit Court holds that the Highway Commissioner’s amend­ment of a certificate of take to reduce the property taken does not nullify the bona fide offer to purchase as a condition prece­dent for the court’s jurisdiction. The commissioner ...

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Commissioner Seeks to Reduce Highway ‘Take’ (access required)

A Dinwiddie County Circuit Court de­nies a property owner’s motion to dismiss the Commissioner of Highways’ petition for condemnation and request to partial­ly invalidate the certificate of take in this case involving property near the intersec­tion of Cox Road and ...

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No Defamation Per Quod for Nurse ‘Error’ (access required)

A substitute school nurse cannot state a defamation claim based on two statements school officials made to a television inves­tigative reporter about a sick student’s re­lease to her aunt as not following “protocol” and as an “error”; the Petersburg Circuit ...

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No Defamation Per Se for Nurse ‘Error’ (access required)

A substitute school nurse cannot state a defamation claim based on two statements school officials made to a television inves­tigative reporter about a sick student’s re­lease to her aunt as not following “protocol” and as an “error”; the Petersburg Circuit ...

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Evidence Inadequate for ‘Inventory Search’ Policy (access required)

Although an officer had authority to impound defendant’s vehicle which had stopped in a lane of traffic, the common­wealth introduced no evidence of the local policy on vehicle inventory searches the of­ficer claimed to be implementing, and the presumption that ...

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