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Delay in treatment alleged to have led to permanent neurological deficits — $1.85M settlement (access required)

Type of action: Medical malpractice Injuries alleged: Severe, permanent neurological deficits and sequelae, including chronic pain, progressive neuropathy, bowel and bladder dysfunction and mobility challenges Name of judge or mediator: Judge B. Waugh Crigler (Ret.) Date resolved: 3/31/2021 Special damages: ...

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Plaintiff injured knee after slipping on ice at apartment complex — $400,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Slip and fall Court: Newport News Circuit Court Name of judge or mediator: Judge William S. Moore (Ret.) Date resolved: 8/5/2021 Special damages: Past medical bills of approximately $224,612.94; lost wages of approximately $84,000 Verdict or settlement: ...

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DEA special agent alleges he was compelled to resign (access required)

Where a former Drug Enforcement Agency special agent alleged facts supporting his claim that he was forced to resign after submitting an Equal Employment Opportunity complaint, his retaliatory constructive discharge claim survived the motion to dismiss. Background Eric Katz has ...

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Muslim teacher alleges hostile work environment (access required)

Where a Muslim teacher alleged she was subject to mandatory Christian prayers and other proselytizing, despite requests that such efforts cease; was repeatedly called a “radical Islamic terrorist” and her repeated complaints were ignored, she plausibly alleged a claim for ...

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