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Tag Archives: Judge Michael F. Urbanski

Business interruption policy doesn’t apply to COVID claim (access required)

Where a hospital failed to allege that the presence of SARS-CoV-2 droplets in the air and on surfaces in its facilities constituted physical alteration to its property, it wasn’t entitled to coverage under a business interruption policy. Background This matter ...

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Documents provided during plea negotiations excluded (access required)

Where the government alleged the defendant provided fraudulent documents to the government via his attorney, but the documents were provided while the parties were discussing and negotiating a written plea offer and statement of facts, they were excluded by Federal ...

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NC-based doctor subject to jurisdiction in WDVA (access required)

Although a doctor who allegedly examined the Martinsville-based patient through a telemedicine program was physically present in North Carolina, there was personal jurisdiction over the doctor. The doctor’s alleged tortious actions are considered to have occurred in Virginia since the ...

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Crime-scene investigator can’t testify on cause of death (access required)

Where the plaintiff in a wrongful death case offered a former police chief/crime-scene investigator to testify that the decedent did not die from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, but he lacked knowledge, training or experience in medical science or forensic pathology, ...

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FCA retaliation claim survives motion to dismiss (access required)

Where a former employee alleged that she repeatedly complained to upper management that the company was reporting false information to the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services, or DMAS, including in the six months leading up to her termination, her ...

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