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Subtract ‘John Doe,’ Case Stays in Federal Court (access required)

In this premises liability action in which a commercial tenant sues for injuries from defendant realty company’s alleged use of merphos, a banned pesticide, a Richmond U.S. District Court denies plaintiff’s motion to remand; by ignoring a fictitiously named John ...

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Va. Calibration Test DNA on Federal Parkway (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court affirms defendant’s conviction for speeding on the George Washington Memorial Parkway, despite defendant’s claim the magistrate judge improperly admitted readings of a Lisar laser device without proving recent calibration; because Virginia’s guidelines for calibrating speed-detection ...

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Defense offered $25K to settle back injury case – $362,500 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was in the third vehicle in a three-car rear-end collision. His vehicle sustained a damaged bumper and he transported himself to the hospital hours after the collision. Plaintiff suffered aggravation of a pre-existing desiccated disc at the L5-S1 level ...

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