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Tag Archives: Judge Beverly W. Snukals

Corrections worker who refused random drug test reinstated (access required)

Where a department of corrections technical support employee was fired after refusing to take a random drug test, the court affirms a hearing officer’s decision to reinstate him because the test policy, as applied to him, violated the Fourth Amendment. ...

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No injunction against crowd control measures (access required)

Where police used crowd control weapons and equipment to disperse demonstrators who were protesting police brutality, this did not violate plaintiffs’ rights to freedom of speech and assembly. The court declines to issue a declaratory judgment that the police unlawfully ...

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Woman sued doctor over problems with leg hardware – $700,000 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff had severe and chronic back pain and leg pain, which caused her to be disabled. After extensive pain management for years, she saw the defendant, who recommended surgery in an attempt to improve her back and leg pain. ...

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Man died following elective surgery, no one could say why – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, 64, underwent elective sigmoid colectomy surgery performed by a general surgeon on Feb. 23, 2015, to correct diverticula and a fistula track that had developed between his cecum and bladder causing frequent infections. The surgery was uneventful and an ...

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Jury finds for police officer in tort suit – Defense Verdict (access required)

A two-day trial that returned a verdict in favor of Richmond police officer Eric Allen on a complaint by plaintiff demanding $300,000 in com­pensatory damages and $300,000 in punitive damages based upon claims of assault and battery, false impris­onment, and ...

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Knee treatment was not negligent – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Jan. 17, 2011, defendant orthope­dist performed total knee repair on plain­tiff, a 71-year-old fe­male, who had been wheelchair-bound from 2008 following a fall and ankle frac­ture. She had a histo­ry of lumbar stenosis, back pain, left leg giving way, ...

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