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Defendant Not Estopped from Claiming Diversity (access required)

Although defendant in this auto-accident personal injury case initially represented that she is a Virginia resident, she is not estopped from asserting diversity jurisdiction to keep the case in the Richmond U.S. District Court after defense counsel ascertained that in ...

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Plaintiff Can’t Avoid Sanctions With Nonsuit (access required)

A plaintiff already sanctioned for nondisclosures during discovery receives additional sanctions after defendant learned of additional undisclosed medical treatment, and a Norfolk Circuit Court says plaintiff can’t avoid sanctions by nonsuiting his personal injury suit. The records show plaintiff was ...

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No Personal Jurisdiction Over Company President (access required)

In this suit involving natural gas contracts, a Richmond U.S. District Court grants defendants’ motions to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction, as the defendant president of defendant company did not have sufficient contacts with Virginia. This action arises from a ...

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Email Doesn’t Satisfy ‘Meet & Confer’ Rule (access required)

A lawyer’s email directing opposing counsel to “read the rule,” when asked about an alleged Rule 26 discovery violation, was “unprofessional and unwarranted” and did not meet the requirement that counsel “meet and confer” prior to taking a dispute before ...

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