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Tag Archives: Judge Henry E. Hudson

Plaintiffs lack standing to bring Medicaid reimbursement suit (access required)

Plaintiffs lacked standing to challenge changes to Virginia’s Medicaid reimbursement rates and their applicability to emergency rooms and hospital readmissions via a declaratory judgment action. Background This suit involves the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Medicaid reimbursement rates and their applicability to ...

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Damages awarded for copyright violations of rock star photos (access required)

Where the defendant committed at least three copyright violations by failing to obtain licenses for the use of photos of Ringo Starr, Mick Jagger and Jimmy Page, the plaintiff was awarded $1,500 per violation, as allowed by statute, plus a ...

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No habeas relief despite juror’s omissions during voir dire (access required)

Although a juror omitted material information about four additional family members in law enforcement during voir dire of a capital case involving the killing of a police officer, because the record failed to demonstrate the juror was biased or that ...

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Disagreement with fee is not ‘risk of real harm’ (access required)

Where the plaintiff alleged a debt collection letter, stating that payment by credit or debit card would be “subject to a convenience fee of $3,” violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, or FDCPA, her claim was dismissed because her ...

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Officers and EMTs can’t escape excessive force claim (access required)

Although officers and EMTs did not violate a clearly established right by initially restraining a man experiencing a crisis that required a mental health evaluation, the continued use of force for nearly six minutes meant the defendants were not entitled ...

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Plaintiff lacks standing to challenge removal of Lee statue (access required)

Even if the court issued a decision preventing the delisting of a statue of Robert E. Lee from The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, that would not prevent the governor from having the statue physically removed from Monument Avenue. ...

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Workers’ comp exclusivity applies to volunteer (access required)

Where a woman was injured while volunteering as a bartender, her negligence suit was preempted by the exclusivity provision of the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act because her work was sufficiently controlled by the “employer.” Background On or about April 17, ...

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