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Court Records Sealed Under Local Rule (access required)

In this pending civil action, a Norfolk U.S. District Court magistrate judge grants defendant’s motion that certain documents filed as part of defendant’s memorandum opposing plaintiff’s motion in limine be marked confidential and placed under seal under local rules. Exhibit ...

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No expert fees when a nonsuit is taken at trial (access required)

When a plaintiff takes a nonsuit during trial, the defendant is not entitled to fees and costs for its expert witnesses, according to a Richmond Circuit judge. The nonsuit statute, Virginia Code § 8.01-380(C), permits the assessment of expert witness ...

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Venue Requires ‘Substantial’ Business (access required)

A Richmond Circuit Court grants defendant’s motion to change venue in this case, as the controlling venue statute now prescribes “substantial” business activity in order to sustain venue, which is not demonstrated here. Evan’s Adm’r v. Haddad v. St. Mary’s ...

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