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Plaintiff’s Damages Experts Challenged (access required)

In this personal injury suit, a Norfolk Circuit Court will exclude testimony from one of plaintiff’s nine expert witnesses proffered on the “last possible day” of the court’s scheduling order, but will allow testimony from plaintiff’s other five experts on ...

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Suit Dismissed for Plaintiff’s Lack of Response (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court dismisses this suit by a male African-American hospital pharmacist who claims he was not afforded progressive discipline for alleged work errors prior to his termination, in contrast to Caucasian employees who received suspensions prior to ...

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Court Orders New Deposition, Not Default (access required)

Although defendant, who allegedly participated in an investment fraud scheme, failed to attend a scheduled deposition, the Roanoke U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge will take under advisement plaintiff’s request for default judgment and order defendant to attend a rescheduled deposition. ...

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Portions of Release Admissible to Show Risk (access required)

Prior to trial of plaintiff’s suit for injuries he suffered while playing indoor Segway Polo at the Homestead hotel, the Harrisonburg U.S. District Court denies plaintiff’s motion to exclude the “Segway Personal Transporter Tours Liability Release Form” in its entirety; ...

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Inadequate Responses Prompt Discovery Sanctions (access required)

In responding to discovery requests, a party cannot simply assert that a “document speaks for itself as the best evidence of its contents,” and the Harrisonburg U.S. District Court deems “admitted” certain requests for admission and will award reasonable attorney’s ...

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Owners’ Pipeline Suit Remanded to State Court (access required)

Plaintiff pipeline company’s references to federal regulations in their complaint alleging defendant landowners violated plaintiff’s rights under an easement and Virginia state laws, do not show a basis for federal jurisdiction, and the Norfolk U.S. District Court remands plaintiff’s suit ...

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