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Tag Archives: U.S. District Court – Eastern District

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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Unlawful search rescued by ‘good faith’ exception (access required)

Where a search warrant affidavit was found not sufficient to establish probable cause, testimony from the investigating officer revealed facts not contained in the warrant and supported the belief that evidence of child pornography would be found on the electronic ...

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Process to challenge inclusion in terrorism database deemed inadequate (access required)

Where the current post-inclusion process of challenging being listed in the federal government’s Terrorist Screening Database, or TSDB, does not provide a constitutionally adequate opportunity to rebut evidence relied upon in assigning a person TSBD status, it violates the Due ...

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Life insurer faces claims for alleged fraudulent conduct (access required)

Where policyholders alleged their life insurer provided only “half-truths” in order to persuade the plaintiffs to keep their policies, when they would not have done so otherwise, the court denied the insurer’s motion to dismiss the fraud and unfair trade ...

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FCRA claim over alleged trivial error dismissed (access required)

Where the debt collector’s alleged $75 error in its attempt to collect overdue homeowners association fees was not material, the court dismissed the claim under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, or FDCPA. Background Lorranda Arnett brings her complaint against ...

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Eleven-year med-mal saga ends in settlement – $850,000 Settlement (access required)

The malpractice occurred in 2007. Suit was originally filed in 2008. The case went to trial in 2011 and resulted in a defense verdict. The verdict was set aside based on alleged juror misconduct. The case was reset for trial ...

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Tug boat loaded with oyster shells ran over pleasure boat – $1 Million Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was the owner/operator of a pleasure boat that was fishing outside of the channel in the James River east of the James River Bridge. Defendant, a tug boat company pushing a barge loaded with oyster shells, exited the channel ...

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