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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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NC-based doctor subject to jurisdiction in WDVA (access required)

Although a doctor who allegedly examined the Martinsville-based patient through a telemedicine program was physically present in North Carolina, there was personal jurisdiction over the doctor. The doctor’s alleged tortious actions are considered to have occurred in Virginia since the ...

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Moderator didn’t violate First Amendment rights (access required)

Where a professor moderating a microaggression panel allowed a student to speak for several minutes before moving on to another attendee’s question, her refusal to let him continue asking questions was not First Amendment retaliation. Background This memorandum opinion provides ...

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