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No Personal Jurisdiction Over Japanese Company (access required)

A Lynchburg U.S. District Court says service of process on defendant Japanese company was sufficient despite having been returned to her for failure to include copies, but the court dismisses plaintiff’s products liability suit for lack of personal jurisdiction and ...

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Claim Form Admissible at FELA Trial (access required)

In a railroad worker’s suit under the Federal Employers Liability Act, a Richmond Circuit Court denies plaintiff’s motion in limine to prevent defendant railroad from introducing into evidence statements made by plaintiff’s treating physician in a “Supplemental Disability Claim Form.” ...

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Drywall Installers Face Building Code Claims (access required)

A Norfolk Circuit Court preparing to try homeowners’ claims against defendant installers of defective Chinese drywall will exclude evidence of negligence by other defendants who may have settled their claims in multi-district litigation in federal court and will prohibit installer ...

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No Legal Malpractice from Med-Mal Settlement (access required)

Although plaintiff blames defendant law firm that formerly represented him for an unsatisfactory settlement of his medical malpractice suit because the firm ultimately withdrew from representation after his first attorney left the firm, the Roanoke U.S. District Court dismisses plaintiff’s ...

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Store Display Rack was ‘Open & Obvious’ (access required)

A Charlottesville U.S. District grants summary judgment to defendant supermarket in plaintiff’s trip-and-fall suit alleging that placement of a display rack of canned vegetables negligently created a hazardous condition that proximately caused plaintiff to trip on the wire rack and ...

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