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Virginia medical certification not required in federal court (access required)

Although a Virginia statute requires a plaintiff asserting a medical malpractice claim to obtain an expert certification before serving defendants, this requirement is inapplicable in federal court because it conflicts with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Background Andrew E. Zupko appealed the district court’s order denying relief on his complaint filed pursuant to Bivens v. Six ...