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Couple wins defamation suit against WAVY – $1,200,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiffs Jack and Annabelle Walsh, a married couple, brought a defamation action against WAVY Broadcasting LLC and its parent company, LIN Television Corp.; the defendants operate television channel WAVY-10 and a television program called “10 On Your Side.” Plaintiffs are ...

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Payne: Go slow on litigation reforms (access required)

SALEM—Business groups may be squealing about litigation costs, but a senior federal judge urges caution on discovery restrictions. In fact, Richmond Senior U.S. District Judge Robert E. Payne says big corporate defendants may share the blame for expensive lawsuits because ...

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Eyewitness casts doubt on truck driver’s slip & fall claim – Summary judgment granted (access required)

The plaintiff, a commercial truck driver from Elizabethton, Tenn., alleged that he fell because of defects in the parking lot of a travel plaza in Wytheville. The property was owned by defendant A.T. Williams Oil Company and operated by defendant ...

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