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Monthly Archives: November 2010

Admiralty – Propane Tank Explosion – Indemnity – Third-Party Complaint (access required)

In this suit in which a contractor alleges injuries from the explosion of a ship’s propane tank as he refilled it on land for a commercial fishing operation, a Richmond U.S. District Court accepts a magistrate’s recommendation to dismiss defendant ...

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VADA endorses six for Supreme Court seat (access required)

The Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys has endorsed three Virginia Court of Appeals judges, two circuit judges and a civil defense litigator as highly qualified for a seat on the Supreme Court of Virginia. The Court of Appeals judges are ...

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Employment – Discrimination Age – Security Clearance (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court dismisses an age discrimination complaint filed by plaintiff, a former GS-12 auditor for the Office of Inspector General in the Department of Defense, based on a denial of a secret security clearance that allegedly precluded ...

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Civil Rights – Prison Inmate – First Amendment – Beard Rule (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court grants defendant corrections official summary judgment in this suit by plaintiff, an inmate at Greensville Correctional Center and Sunni Muslim who suffers from a skin condition, who was prohibited from growing a beard. Plaintiff suffers ...

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Employment – ERISA – Long-Term Disability – Limitations (access required)

A systems engineer who sued for ERISA violations from his employer-provided plan’s termination of long-term disability benefits after his knee surgery and an infection, has his claim dismissed because he filed beyond the three-year statute of limitations, says an Alexandria ...

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Civil Procedure – Removal – Unanimity Rule – Appeal Certificate (access required)

Although the Richmond U.S. District Court changed its mind and decided it committed clear error by remanding plaintiff’s products liability and med-mal case involving Yaz birth control to the circuit court after the court’s sua sponte determination that defendant physician’s ...

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Civil Procedure – Complaint Amendment – New Claim – Tortious Interference (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court accepts a magistrate judge’s recommendation to deny plaintiff, an educational services company, leave to amend its claim of tortious interference with contract by alleging an additional claim of tortious interference with business expectancy. The proposed ...

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