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Tag Archives: Judge Gregory L. Rupe

Tesla can own and operate car dealership (access required)

The commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles correctly ruled that Tesla Motors fell within an exception to the statutory ban of motor vehicle manufacturers owning and operating a car dealership. Overview Code § 46.2-1572(4) prohibits automobile manufacturers from owning, ...

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Man’s femoral nerve was severed during hip replacement – $4 Million Verdict (access required)

An African-American male, 46, presented to Dr. Dalton for a hip replacement. He was the father of six and operated a towing/salvage business in Richmond. He was persuaded to consent to an anterior approach total hip replacement. The procedure took ...

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Plastic surgeon removes too much tissue in procedures – $1,800,000 Verdict (access required)

A 57-year-old woman with a history of failed gastric bypass under­went a breast reduc­tion, abdominoplasty with panniculectomy, and liposuction. Over the next six weeks, the surgical wound deterio­rated, developing necro­sis while the defendant plastic surgeon saw the patient, reassured her ...

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Children of same-sex marriages recognized (access required)

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As Virginia federal courts grapple with the constitutional status of same-sex marriage, a more modest change has come quietly through orders in two Virginia circuit courts that recognize the parentage rights of same-sex couples. Each case resulted in a Virginia ...

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