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Accident Report Was Not ‘Learned Treatise’ (access required)

In these consolidated wrongful death actions alleging defective design of defendant Honeywell International’s autopilot system, the Supreme Court of Virginia reverses a defense verdict because the trial court erred in admitting an investigative report as a “learned treatise,” allowing the ...

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Folding Cane Prompts Warranty Breach Claim (access required)

A plaintiff’s bare-bones products liability complaint alleging injuries caused by a defective folding cane states a claim for breach of an express warranty under Virginia law, but the Richmond U.S. District Court dismisses plaintiff’s claims for negligent design, failure to ...

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Plaintiff’s Experts Allowed on Spinal Fracture (access required)

A woman injured in a car accident who is suing defendants for medical malpractice in failing to immobilize her unstable spinal fracture and ordering physical therapy without performing CT scans or film studies, may use expert testimony from a board-certified ...

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