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Monthly Archives: January 2013

Union OK’d Despite ‘Inflammatory’ Racial Comments (access required)

A nursing home cannot overturn a vote by its certified nursing assistants (CNAs) and other employees for union representation by arguing that the election was improperly influenced by racially inflammatory comments by a local NAACP official, and the 4th Circuit ...

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No Personal Jurisdiction Over Chinese Company (access required)

In this patent infringement suit, a Roanoke U.S. District Court does not have personal jurisdiction over Ya Tai Electric Appliances Company, a Chinese corporation accused of marketing and selling a deployable fan-tail fishing kayak that allegedly infringes plaintiff Freedom Hawk ...

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No Personal Jurisdiction Over Japanese Company (access required)

A Lynchburg U.S. District Court says service of process on defendant Japanese company was sufficient despite having been returned to her for failure to include copies, but the court dismisses plaintiff’s products liability suit for lack of personal jurisdiction and ...

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Inmates Have Claim for Faulty Health Care (access required)

Plaintiff prisoners at Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women have sufficiently alleged defendant correctional officials exhibited deliberate indifference to their serious medical needs, in the care offered by the contract health care provider, and the Charlottesville U.S. District Court denies defendants’ ...

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Claim Form Admissible at FELA Trial (access required)

In a railroad worker’s suit under the Federal Employers Liability Act, a Richmond Circuit Court denies plaintiff’s motion in limine to prevent defendant railroad from introducing into evidence statements made by plaintiff’s treating physician in a “Supplemental Disability Claim Form.” ...

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