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Challenge to COVID-19 treatment guidelines rejected (access required)

Although a doctor has third-party standing to bring an informed consent claim on behalf of his patients, he lacks standing to bring a claim under the Virginia Health Care Decisions Act. He is not entitled to a temporary injunction because ...

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Private nuisance claim survives demurrer (access required)

Where plaintiffs allege, among other things, that every time they go into their backyard after dark, defendant turns on his floodlights, and makes “loud and obnoxious noises” while they are in their back yard, defendant’s demurrer to plaintiffs’ private nuisance ...

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Virginia eluding statute qualifies as crime of moral turpitude (access required)

Where the Virginia eluding statute’s mens rea required at least recklessness, and vehicular flight from law enforcement has been consistently found to involve sufficient risk and danger to be morally reprehensible, the statute qualified as a crime of moral turpitude. ...

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No certification of fact statement for appeal (access required)

Where the court sustained defendants’ demurrer to plaintiffs’ complaint, which alleged that portions of COVID-related executive orders are unconstitutional, plaintiffs’ proposed statement of facts submitted after their notice of appeal is defective and cannot be certified. The court issues a ...

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Patent dispute transferred because of lack of connection (access required)

Where a patent dispute lacked any significant connection to Virginia, and a lawsuit between the same parties over the same patents was already pending in Illinois, the suit is transferred to the Northern District of Illinois. Background On April 27, ...

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