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Omnibus Statute Does Not Save Airplane Coverage (access required)

In this insurance claim dispute involving plaintiff’s authorization of a non-insured pilot to fly plaintiff’s airplane, which was damaged when it crashed during an air show, the Alexandria U.S. District Court grants the insurance company’s motion for summary judgment; the ...

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Attorney’s Fees Denied in ERISA Suit (access required)

Although defendant retirement plan won dismissal of plaintiff’s ERISA suit against her ex-husband, his current wife and the retirement plan alleging plaintiff was entitled to retirement benefits despite not having a Qualified Domestic Relations Order in place, the Alexandria U.S. ...

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Affirmative Defenses Struck From Answer (access required)

In plaintiff information management company’s suit alleging defendant Dollar General committed patent infringement and tortious interference with a contract by misrepresenting to a third-party printing company that Dollar General had a license to the patent in question, the Norfolk U.S. ...

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Case With Med-Mal Claims Back in State Court (access required)

A plaintiff who alleges both medical malpractice and products liability claims in a physician’s off-label use of an FDA-approved medical device called Infuse® in plaintiff’s spinal fusion surgery can remand his suit back to state court, an Alexandria U.S. District ...

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Plaintiff’s Experts Approved in Birth Case (access required)

In an infant’s suit alleging defendant physician was negligent in failing to treat a mother’s chorioamnionitis when her membranes ruptured prematurely at 28 weeks in her pregnancy, and failed to timely perform a cesarean delivery, defendants may not exclude plaintiffs’ ...

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