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Circuit Court Can Enforce Support Order (access required)

Although many circuit courts decline to exercise enforcement powers over JDR support orders and refuse to initiate contempt proceedings when support orders are on appeal to the circuit court, an Orange County Circuit Court says it has jurisdiction to enforce ...

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Patient’s Rights Statute Supports Negligence Per Se (access required)

In a psychiatric patient’s suit alleging sexual assault by a hospital staff member, the Lynchburg Circuit Court overrules defendant hospital’s demurrers and holds that plaintiff has stated a claim under the Virginia Consumer Protection Act and a claim for negligence ...

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Hospital Must Produce Radiology Results (access required)

In this med-mal action involving a claim of delayed diagnosis of cancer, a Newport News Circuit Court holds that certain documents listed on defendant hospital’s privilege log as parts of “overall radiologist results reporting” should have been produced previously and ...

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Discipline Warning Upheld for Healthcare Worker (access required)

A respiratory therapist who received a Step 3 warning for failure to update spreadsheets related to smoking cessation cannot overturn a hearing officer decision upholding the disciplinary notice, a Charlottesville Circuit Court holds. The question in this case is whether ...

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Florida Nephew Subject to Virginia Contract Claim (access required)

A Florida resident who signed a contract with plaintiff Flood Doctor as the “authorized agent” of his 95-year-old aunt for work on her Virginia home, is subject to personal jurisdiction in Virginia, says a Fairfax Circuit Court; the Florida resident ...

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Hospital ‘Root Cause’ Document Is Protected (access required)

In this medical malpractice case, a Norfolk Circuit Court denies plaintiff’s motion to compel defendant hospital to produce a four-page “Events & Causal Factors” Charting prepared by a nurse team leader to “identify any possible root causes and/or inappropriate action” ...

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