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Prisoner sues for violation of civil rights – Defense Verdict (access required)

A post-conviction prisoner sought damages under 42 U.S.C. Sec.1983 for excessive force. Prisoner claimed that after being yanked from his bunk, and after being handcuffed, defendant jail deputies repeated struck him in the head in a malicious and intentional violation ...

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Workers’ comp lien waived to enable settlement in W.Va. collision case – $1,142,754 Settlement (access required)

Defendant’s vehicle crossed the center line striking the plaintiff’s vehicle on the front left. Both vehicles were demolished. Plaintiff was airlifted from the accident scene to Charleston Area Medical Center for surgeries and treatment, followed by rehab. He was transferred ...

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No tort claim for sharing ‘defamatory’ web links (access required)

An advertising company can’t sue a competitor for notifying potential customers about critical Internet postings, says a Norfolk federal court. Businesses know how online chatter can shape their reputations. With whole websites devoted to consumer complaints, wireless word-of-mouth can amplify ...

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Trump cannot trump sale of former Kluge home

Donald Trump’s effort to get a bargain price on “Albemarle House,” the 23,000-square-foot former home of John and Pat Kluge, has foundered in federal court. A Charlottesville federal judge declared Thursday that the New York developer does not have a ...

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