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Child placement agency not vicariously liable for foster parents’ negligence (access required)

Where a child placement agency did not exercise sufficient control over foster parents to be held vicariously liable for their alleged negligence, the mother of the child placed in home could not sue the agency for wrongful death. Background The ...

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Estate could sue companies that sent medication to wrong customer (access required)

Where a woman died more than one month after taking prescription medication intended for another customer that was mistakenly delivered to her house, her estate could pursue claims of negligence against the pharmacy that prescribed the medication and the delivery ...

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Inmate’s wrongful death suit settles for $3 million (access required)

An inmate’s death at the Hampton Roads Regional Jail, which led to the enactment of legislation outlining procedures for the “review of death of inmates in local correctional facilities,” has now resulted in a $3 million wrongful-death settlement. Background Jamycheal ...

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