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Tag Archives: Judge Elizabeth K. Dillon

Consent Cannot Support Removal Action (access required)

Defendants’ assertion that, despite no proper diversity or federal question jurisdiction, their counterclaim against plaintiff provides a basis for federal court jurisdiction does not persuade the Roanoke U.S. District Court, and the case is remanded to Virginia state court. Defendants ...

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Suit OK, retailer ‘notice’ a question for jury (access required)

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A woman hurt when an electrical junction box cover fell from the roof of a Wal-Mart store in Staunton can press forward with her negligence suit against the retailer, a federal judge in Harrisonburg has ruled. The accident allegedly resulted ...

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No Jurisdiction Over Utah Company in Patent Case (access required)

In this patent dispute between plaintiff Virginia company and defendant Utah company over patents for irrigation timers, the Harrisonburg U.S. District Court grants defendant’s motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction over the Utah company, and also denies plaintiff’s ...

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Nursing Student’s Free Speech Claim Advances (access required)

A nursing student who complained in class and to administrators about qualified instructors leaving the program, to be replaced by unqualified instructors, and who alleges she was subjected to a phony student misconduct charge in retaliation, states a claim against ...

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