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Bon Mots: April 2018 Edition (access required)

As seasoned attorneys know, the lofty principles that attract aspiring lawyers can quickly be overshadowed by client emergencies, Sisyphean scheduling conundrums, unreasonable opposing counsel, billing targets, intrafirm politics, and understaffed courts. But from time to time, our esteemed judges take ...

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WDVA: Court fines relentless plaintiff, enjoins further filing (access required)

A plaintiff who persistently overwhelmed the court with meritless filings was sanctioned under Rule 11 and banned from filing in the Western District for two years. The court also ruled that violations could incur further sanctions of $300 each. Background ...

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WDVA: Accepting benefits, successor formed implied contract (access required)

Although written documents were unclear as to whether a therapy service contract transferred to a subsequent facilities operator, the successor’s acceptance of therapy services as if the service contract applied created a contract implied-in-fact, with the same payment terms as ...

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DC lawyer keeps active license while in Virginia prison (access required)

Jail Cell Bars Prison FEA

Inmates file lawsuits all the time, sometimes attacking their convictions, sometimes complaining about prison conditions. Some are pretty good jailhouse lawyers. But a Virginia federal judge expressed surprise this month when he realized that the inmate plaintiff in a civil ...

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Dentist’s Antitrust Claims Against DMAS Dismissed (access required)

Plaintiff dentist who, under a contract with defendant Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services, allegedly was treating 75 percent of eligible Medicaid patients in the Roanoke Valley, has not stated any antitrust claims against DMAS or additional dentists for dental ...

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Court Transfers False Claims Suit Against Duke U. (access required)

In this False Claims Act suit alleging the Duke University defendants knowingly falsified medical research data in order to obtain federal grants from various agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Institutes of Health, the Danville U.S. District ...

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