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Va. Circuit Courts: Assisted-conception law unconstitutional

Virginia’s assisted-conception statute, which creates a presumption that a gestational mother’s husband is the father of the conceived child, is unconstitutional as written because it provides parental rights to husbands but not wives, the court held. In 2006, Plaintiff Valerie ...

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Shareholder used company finances for personal expenditures – $1,029,655 Verdict

Defendant Amy Ross was a 50 percent shareholder of Design Works Interiors Inc. and the president of the company. The other fifty percent shareholder was Leslie Sargent. Ross and Sargent were close friends. Over a period of seven years, Ross ...

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Retainers – Advanced Payment of Fees and Expenses – Property of Client

Allen Corporation of America Inc. v. Zayas; Miles & Stockbridge P.C., Garnishee (VLW No. 017-8-098, 6pp.) (Shannon, J.) Fairfax Cir.Ct. CL-2017-07300 Holding: Where the garnishee-law firm held for the defendant-judgment debtor a retainer fee in trust as security for the ...

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Court Dismisses Minors’ Claims Signed by Parents

In plaintiffs’ pro se trespass and nuisance suit against their neighbors, the Fairfax Circuit Court grants defendants’ motion to dismiss claims of the minor children, as the parents’ signatures on the complaint do not comply with Virginia pleading requirements. Plaintiffs ...

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Staff infection: Patient claims medical worker spread illness

A new mother can sue an obstetrical practice for allegedly infecting her with streptococcus during treatment by an infected staff member, a Fairfax Circuit Court has ruled. In May 2013, the mother fell ill after her discharge from the hospital. ...

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Patient coded multiple times during placement of catheter – Defense Verdict

Decedent, age 60, was admitted to Inova Fair Oaks Hospital on June 20, 2012, with an infected hemodialysis catheter. Her medical history was significant for two failed kidney transplants, longstanding dialysis use (15 years), coronary artery disease and hypertension. Because ...

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