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Willful ignorance of false info is not a valid defense (access required)

Where the petitioner’s former attorney made materially false representations on an employment certification submitted as part of an immigration application in 2001, it was immaterial that the petitioner signed the form without verifying its contents. He certified the information was ...

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Product met current standard, design claim fails (access required)

A man injured when his surgeon entered the incorrect order into an Electronic Health Records, or EHR, system failed in his attempt to hold the manufacturer liable for negligent design. The EHR system complied with the only “prevailing safety standard” ...

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County employee terminated for performance, not disability (access required)

An Arlington County employee who was terminated during his probationary period failed to show his disability was the reason for the termination or that he was subjected to a hostile work environment. The evidence showed he was not meeting the ...

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Failure to exhaust administrative process dooms claim (access required)

Where a doctor twice operated on a plaintiff’s elbow and she cited only the second surgery as negligent on her administrative claim form, there was no jurisdiction over a suit about the first surgery because it was not administratively exhausted. ...

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No evidence that store had ‘constructive notice’ of puddle (access required)

A woman who slipped on a puddle of water in Target’s Gainesville store failed to show the store had “constructive notice” of the puddle. Her speculation about the source of the puddle was insufficient at summary judgment and her conduct ...

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Attorney malpractice suit over filing sent to DC (access required)

Where the underlying malpractice suit against an attorney who allegedly filed a defective statement with the Federal Communications Commission gave rise to the coverage dispute pending in the District of Columbia, the case was transferred under  28 U.S.C. § 1404(a).  Among ...

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