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Tag Archives: Judge James C. Turk

Bar considers break with the past on ghostwriting lawyers (access required)

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Virginia State Bar authorities want to rewrite the advisory guidelines for lawyers who ghostwrite pleadings intended to be filed in court by non-lawyer clients. While ghostwriting has been frowned upon by many judges and ethically allowed only with disclosure of ...

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No ‘Competitive Injury’ in False Marking Suit (access required)

A Roanoke U.S. District Court awards defendant summary judgment on plaintiff’s claim under the federal false patent marking statute, 35 U.S.C. § 292, because plaintiffs, as potential competitors,”  have produced insufficient evidence of a “competitive injury,” which is required to ...

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Discovery Ordered on Notice of Food-Poisoning Claim (access required)

In a restaurant patron’s suit for damages from food poisoning after eating shellfish at defendant’s restaurant, the Roanoke U.S. District Court denies each side’s motion for summary judgment, as there has been insufficient discovery to determine whether defendant Land & ...

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Defense Audit Agency Must Produce Docs (access required)

A Roanoke U.S. District Court denies defendant contractor’s motion to quash plaintiff subcontractor’s subpoena duces tecum issued to the Defense Contract Audit Agency seeking documents related to the sub’s suit alleging unpaid invoices for services related to mine clearing at ...

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