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Tag Archives: Judge Leonie Brinkema

Woman claimed ‘short gut syndrome’ after bowel surgery – Defense verdict (access required)

Plaintiff alleged negligence against a defendant radiologist regarding the interpretation of a CT scan without contrast on May 14, 2017. Specifically, plaintiff alleged that the defendant radiologist was negligent in failing to report findings consistent with a small bowel obstruction ...

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Plaintiff awarded $2.2 million for botched surgery (access required)

Where the doctors did not adequately inform the patient about the specific risks of the surgery or a reasonable alternative, and failed to perform certain pre-surgery procedures and made errors during the surgery, the plaintiff is entitled to recover $2.2 ...

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Defendants liable for failing to make contributions to benefit plans (access required)

An employer that is a party to a collective bargaining agreement, and a separate company found to be its alter ago, are liable for unpaid contributions to benefit plans and other damages, including interest, liquidated damages, and attorney’s fees. Background ...

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Use of domain name in commerce created protectable interest (access required)

The owners of certain domain names obtained a protectable interest in those names by using them in commerce before a hacker transferred the names to his control, and the owners were entitled to an order directing that the domain names ...

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School board did not retaliate against employee (access required)

A Fairfax County school employee failed to plausibly allege facts showing the school board or school officials retaliated against her for filing a prior employment lawsuit. Background Kathleen Munive alleges that defendants violated 42 U.S.C. § 1983 by retaliating against ...

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$2.1 million recovered under avoidable transfer theory (access required)

A subcontractor that provided equipment, and received over $2.1 million in exchange, lost its attempt to keep those funds after the court agreed the money was paid as an avoidable transfer. Background Clark Construction Group LLC subcontracted work on a ...

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‘Deliberative process’ privilege rejected (access required)

In a lawsuit challenging policies governing servicemembers living with the human immunodeficiency virus, the court held the plaintiffs were entitled to the vast majority of documents withheld by the government on the basis of a “deliberative process” privilege because, among ...

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Reporter could not sue AG for illegal surveillance (access required)

Reporter’s complaint against individual agents of the Department of Justice and the United States Postal Service who allegedly engaged in illegal surveillance activities against her and her family were dismissed because the individual agents had still not been identified more ...

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