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Injunction Not Violated by Drypad Hospital Contract (access required)

A Roanoke U.S. District Court says de­fendant manufacturer has not violated the court’s 2015 injunction ordering it to cease and desist marketing its China-made Ultrasorbs as being made in the U.S. and forbidding it from using any reference to plaintiff’s ...

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Pro Se Suit Dismissed as Discovery Sanction (access required)

A Lynchburg U.S. District Court grants defendants’ motion for sanctions and dis­misses with prejudice this pro se suit alleg­ing defendants fired plaintiff because he is African-American; plaintiff has repeatedly violated orders from the court to partici­pate in discovery and has ...

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Court Allows Expert on ‘Police Practices’ (access required)

In plaintiff’s suit alleging excessive force used by five defendant police officers, a Ro­anoke U.S. District Court refuses to exclude testimony of plaintiff’s expert on police conduct; and plaintiff, who filed his initial excessive force complaint while incarcer­ated and who ...

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Overtime-Pay Lawyer’s Fees Double Recovery (access required)

In plaintiff dental technician’s suit for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Stan­dards Act, settled for $10,000, plus rea­sonable attorney’s fees, an Alexandria U.S. District Court awards plaintiff $23,875 in attorney’s fees and $733 in litigation costs, compensating plaintiff’s lawyer ...

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Company Can’t Claw Back ‘Privileged’ Docs (access required)

In plaintiff company’s suit seeking in­demnification for a New Mexico tax as­sessment for an office that defendant seller allegedly concealed from plaintiff in the parties’ Stock Purchase agreement, the Alexandria U.S. District Court sustains de­fendant’s objection to a magistrate judge’s ...

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