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Hearing Period’s Expiration Doesn’t Warrant Dismissal (access required)

The Supreme Court affirmed Appellant Joseph Boyd Rickman’s civil-commitment order, even though the required probable-cause hearing took place outside the statutory hearing timeframe. In contemplation of Rickman’s impending release from custody on numerous child sex-crime convictions, the Commonwealth petitioned to ...

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Jury Instruction on Patient’s Bad Outcome Approved (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia upheld initial and additional jury instructions given by a circuit court in a medical malpractice action. On February 19, 2010, Appellant Carlena Chapple-Brooks underwent spinal surgery conducted by Appellee Ben L. Nguyen. Approximately two hours ...

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