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Lack of expert testimony dooms mesh implant claims (access required)

Where the plaintiff alleged that she suffered injuries from a transvaginal mesh implant, but she had no expert testimony on the applicable safety standard or causation, the manufacturer was granted summary judgment. Background Elnora Henderson alleges that she suffered injuries ...

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School board suit transferred to Norfolk division (access required)

Where a mother alleged the school board violated her minor son’s Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Amendment rights, but the underlying events involving alleged possession and distribution of pornographic images of another minor took place in Virginia Beach where the parties ...

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Fired consultant liable for retaining company’s laptop (access required)

Where a consultant who was terminated retained his company laptop, which contained notes from about potential customers, he was liable for breach of contract and conversion, with a jury to determine the amount of damages. Background Richard A. Lombardo was ...

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Accreditation policies don’t back § 1981 claim (access required)

Where a pharmacy school alleged the withdrawal of its accreditation was racially motivated, its § 1981 claim was dismissed because the accrediting body’s policies, procedures and standards could be amended unilaterally, and thus did not constitute a contract. Background This ...

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