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Monthly Archives: October 2009

Negligence – Slip & Fall – Mopping Store Floor (access required)

A slip-and-fall plaintiff gets a jury trial on her claim that defendant Food Lion’s employee failed to place warning or caution signs or cones in an area he was mopping, or that had just been mopped; a magistrate judge for ...

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Tort – Business Torts – Government Contractor (access required)

A government IT contractor cannot sue defendant competitor for tortious interference with contract because the purchase orders at issue were at-will and contained no non-solicitation clauses that prohibited defendant from soliciting plaintiff’s personnel, and an Alexandria U.S. District Court dismisses ...

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Criminal – Threat Against FBI – Supervised Release Conditions (access required)

The 4th Circuit upholds defendant’s conviction for threatening federal officials for calls he made to the Fredericksburg, Va., FBI office threatening to mutilate or kill FBI personnel unless they paid him; but the court vacates the special conditions imposed by ...

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Criminal – Grand Jury – Document Subpoena – Congressman’s Staff (access required)

The 4th Circuit unseals a March 2007 opinion that affirmed the district court’s refusal to quash a grand jury subpoena for documents from the chief of staff of a U.S. Congressman under investigation for bribery and related crimes. This proceeding ...

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AG candidates appear before Richmond bar

Democrat Steve Shannon (left) and Republican Ken Cuccinelli (right) stuck to familiar themes this afternoon at the Richmond Bench-Bar Conference in the last of their four joint appearances before next month’s attorney general election. Shannon, a Delegate from Fairfax since ...

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Civil Rights – First Amendment – Reporter – School Ban – Defamation (access required)

An Abingdon U.S. District Court denies defendant school board summary judgment in this 42 U.S.C. § 1983 lawsuit filed by a reported banned from entering school property because he wrote articles critical of the school administration, but the court dismisses ...

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