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Civil Procedure – Motion In Limine – Products Liability – Drug Manufacturer (access required)

Prior to trial of plaintiff’s claim that defendant’s product for female hormonal replacement therapy promoted her breast cancer, an Alexandria U.S. District Court rules on the parties’ motions in limine. The court defers defendant pharmaceutical company’s motion in limine to ...

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Civil Procedure – Res Judicata – Employee Grievance – Civil Rights Claim (access required)

Three Virginia correctional officers are not barred from pursuing 42 U.S.C. § 1983 retaliation claims against two defendant supervisors by earlier resolutions of their related employee grievances through the state’s Department of Employment Dispute Resolution; the 4th Circuit says the ...

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Tortious interference claims easier?

For plaintiffs suing for tortious interference with contract, Virginia law may have shifted slightly in their favor last year when the Supreme Court of Virginia decided DurretteBradshaw PC v. M.C. Consulting LC. At least that’s how one federal magistrate judge ...

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