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Tag Archives: Fairfax County Circuit Court

Defense attacked stem cell therapy for back as ‘experimental’ – $250,000 Settlement (access required)

This case arose from a 2016 car accident in which the plaintiff was rear-ended while waiting for the light to turn green. The impact resulted in substantial property damage, and the plaintiff felt immediate, sharp pain to his lumbar spine. ...

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Response to adultery inquiries required (access required)

The plaintiff in this divorce case must respond to an interrogatory and a request for admission concerning misdemeanor acts of adultery despite invoking his right against self-incrimination. Facts The parties were married in 1996. Plaintiff sued for divorce in January ...

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Sale commissioner did not faithfully discharge duties (access required)

A commissioner of sale is personally liable after the net sale proceeds of a marital home in the underlying case were distributed without satisfying petitioner’s lien. The commissioner failed “to file a proper accounting” of all the encumbrances on the ...

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Surgeon prevails in suit for failure to handle gastric surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Feb. 18, 2015, plaintiff’s decedent, a 28-year-old male with history of “slipped” laparoscopic gastric band presented to Inova Fairfax Hospital’s emergency department for symptoms consisted with band complications. The patient was worked up by the emergency department staff, had ...

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Annual insanity review statute constitutional (access required)

The statute providing for annual review of a defendant’s involuntary confinement after being found not guilty by reason of insanity satisfies due process under Foucha v. Louisiana, 504 U.S. 71 (1992). The statute requires both a showing of mental illness ...

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Nursing licensure matter remanded to board (access required)

Where this court previously dismissed an applicant’s appeal after the Virginia Board of Nursing found her ineligible for an LPN license, on reconsideration, the matter is remanded so the board can address an undecided eligibility argument that she raised in ...

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Quashed subpoena duces tecum might be revived (access required)

A previously quashed subpoena duces tecum served on a law firm can be revived and served if plaintiff’s post-judgment discovery efforts are unsuccessful in the underlying case and if plaintiff makes certain showings concerning the document’s prior availability. Facts In ...

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