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Panel Splits on Twombly Standard for Antitrust Claim (access required)

Plaintiff table-saw manufacturer states an antitrust claim by alleging defendant manufacturers voted to engage in a group boycott of plaintiff’s safety technology in an effort to reduce their exposure in products liability suits; on rehearing, a split 4th Circuit panel ...

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No Bifurcation for Tainted Bivalve Trial (access required)

In plaintiff’s suit alleging illness from eating contaminated oysters at defendant’s restaurant, the Roanoke U.S. District Court denies plaintiff’s motion to voluntarily dismiss his suit, as litigation has been ongoing for two years, there are multiple third-party complaints up the ...

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Court Compels ‘Instructor’ Testimony (access required)

In this medical malpractice action, testimony by personnel responsible for the instruction of defendant hospital’s employees is sufficiently relevant to ultimate issues in this case and reasonably intended to unearth admissible evidence, and the Newport News Circuit Court grants plaintiff’s ...

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