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Carrier Payments to Medical Expert Admissible (access required)

In this personal injury suit in which defendant has admitted liability for an auto accident, the Roanoke U.S. District Court will admit plaintiff’s evidence showing that defendant’s medical expert has received $524,045 in fees from defendant’s carrier, State Farm, as ...

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Court Orders New Deposition, Not Default (access required)

Although defendant, who allegedly participated in an investment fraud scheme, failed to attend a scheduled deposition, the Roanoke U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge will take under advisement plaintiff’s request for default judgment and order defendant to attend a rescheduled deposition. ...

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Striking Unconscious Victim Was Not ‘Self-Defense’ (access required)

Although defendant, charged with continuing to hit and stomp a man he confronted on the Virginia Beach boardwalk, contended the evidence in this case supported a jury instruction on self-defense, the Court of Appeals upholds denial of the jury instruction ...

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Statements Suppressed, But Drug Evidence Comes In (access required)

The Court of Appeals upholds a trial court’s decision to suppress statements defendant made to police prior to waiving her Miranda rights, but reverses the lower court’s suppression of evidence seized from a backpack and shaving kit. Social workers made ...

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