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Jury to decide liability in detainee’s death (access required)

Where correctional officers moved for summary judgment against claims of gross negligence, willful and wanton negligence and deliberate indifference filed by the family of a detainee who experienced chest pains that ultimately resulted in his death, but there were inconsistences ...

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Doctor may testify as expert in wrongful death suit (access required)

Where a doctor had maintained an active clinical presence in the defendant’s specialty, and had performed the contested procedure in the past, he satisfied the active clinical practice requirement to be qualified as an expert witness in Virginia. Background This ...

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Detainee accuses doctor of deliberate indifference (access required)

Where there was sufficient evidence in the record for a reasonable juror to conclude that the delay in receiving treatment caused a significant injury to a detainee suffering from chronic Hepatitis C, or HCV, the doctor’s motion for summary judgment ...

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Doctor wasn’t deliberately indifferent to detainee (access required)

Where the mother of man who died from gallstones while in prison sued numerous individuals, the majority of her claims against the prison doctor were dismissed because the facts did not support claims for deliberate indifference or gross negligence. Background ...

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Liberty University dismisses disgruntled student’s suit (access required)

Where a student asserted multiple claims against Liberty University stemming from his dissatisfaction with a course in which he received an F grade, each of his claims was dismissed because they failed as a matter of law. Background Jerdonnis Murray ...

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