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Dead Man’s Statute Bars Doctor’s Testimony (access required)

In this case involving a dispute over decedent’s post-surgical use of dual anti-platelet therapy medications, the Richmond Circuit Court grants plaintiff’s motion in limine to exclude defendant physician’s testimony as not sufficiently corroborated to be admissible under the Virginia dead ...

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Exhibit Partially Sealed in Sex Bias Case (access required)

In plaintiff’s suit alleging sex discrimination and harassment and assault and battery, a Roanoke U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge partially grants defendant employer’s motion to seal an exhibit allegedly involving an investigation into an unrelated matter involving nonparty employees; the ...

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No Personal Jurisdiction from Cable Purchases (access required)

Although two Texas-domiciled defendants have been transacting business in Virginia by buying fiber optic cable from plaintiff Virginia corporation for a number of years, none of plaintiff company’s alleged causes of action are based upon a breach of any duty ...

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‘Same Transaction’ Test Saves Refiled Suit (access required)

A plaintiff who nonsuited her dental malpractice suit alleging nerve damage from a negligent root canal, but refiled her complaint with additional allegations, survives defendant’s plea in bar with the Alexandria Circuit Court’s application of the “same transaction or occurrence” ...

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