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Court Dismisses Minors’ Claims Signed by Parents (access required)

In plaintiffs’ pro se trespass and nuisance suit against their neighbors, the Fairfax Circuit Court grants defendants’ motion to dismiss claims of the minor children, as the parents’ signatures on the complaint do not comply with Virginia pleading requirements. Plaintiffs ...

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Boilermaker Had Colorable Contractor Immunity Defense (access required)

A boiler manufacturer’s claim that it had government-contractor immunity from a lawsuit filed by the family of a shipyard worker who died of mesothelioma sufficiently alleges a colorable federal defense; the 4th Circuit vacates the district court order remanding the ...

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Football Player Wins ERISA Claim for CTE Disability (access required)

In denying disability benefits to professional football player Jesse Solomon, who sustained more than 69,000 full-speed contact hits during his nine-year NFL career, the plan administrator for an NFL retirement and disability plan failed to follow a reasoned process, explain ...

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No Jurisdiction from Social Media Posts (access required)

In this case arising out of purported internet communications and third-party conversations by defendants between over an 11-month period that allegedly defamed plaintiff, the Richmond U.S. District Court says it can only exercise personal jurisdiction over defendants concerning plaintiff’s claim ...

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