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Med-Mal Carrier’s Subrogation Suit Transferred (access required)

An Abingdon U.S. District Court transfers venue in a hospital med-mal insurance carrier’s subrogation action against the remaining defendants in a wrongful death suit alleging failure to timely diagnose a woman’s lung cancer; the suit is transferred to the Eastern ...

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No Sanctions for Third-Party Email Demands (access required)

Plaintiff marketing firm suing a Canadian manufacturer of armored personnel carriers for commissions for sales of its products to a foreign government is not entitled to sanctions against defendant for its failure to produce certain emails from the independent contractor ...

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‘Federal Officer’ Removal Works for Slander Suit (access required)

Plaintiff former employee of defendant federal contractor cannot remand to state court a suit he filed, after he left defendant to work for another federal contractor when defendant refused to give him a salary increase, alleging the former employer and ...

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No Jurisdiction from Company’s Marketing Contacts (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court does not have personal jurisdiction over defendants Telemetry (of New York and the UK) in plaintiff Knowlera Media’s suit alleging defamation from defendants’ dissemination of a report accusing plaintiff of a fraudulent Internet video advertising ...

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Federal courts usher in big changes to rules for discovery (access required)


Discovery, the all-important quest for information on which litigation depends, used to involve digging through warehouses full of paper documents, piled sky-high in cardboard boxes. Today, of course, electronic storage keeps an exponentially larger number of documents much closer to ...

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Product, Med-Mal Claims Remanded to State Court (access required)

In this suit alleging defendant companies and healthcare providers neglected FDA drug safety warnings about allergic reactions of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis occurring with doses of acetaminophen, resulting in a 5-year-old child’s injuries from the syndrome, a Charlottesville U.S. District ...

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Course Prep Company Has Copyright Claim (access required)

Plaintiff test preparation company has stated a copyright infringement claim against a competitor by alleging defendant used its original copyrighted materials, including its bestselling “PMP Exam Prep” book in a January 2015 course to prepare for project manager tests; the ...

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