By letter opinion dated October 30, 2020, Powhatan County Circuit Court denied the medical malpractice Defendant’s Motion for Protective Order and required its corporate representative to submit to Va. S. Ct. Rule 4:5(b)(6) deposition for the following topics:
- Department of Social Services’ report about Defendant’s prior regulatory violations not related to allegations in Plaintiff’s Complaint (regarding notice and punitive damages);
- Defendant’s pre-admission marketing materials.
The Court emphasized the “liberal [discovery] standard contained in Rule 4:1(b)”. The case is Henderson v. Hickory Hill Retirement Community, LLC, No. CL19-187.