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City, Sheriff’s Office Dismissed from Assault Suit (access required)

An Abingdon U.S. District Court dismisses the city of Bristol and the Bristol Sheriff’s Office as defendants from plaintiff’s civil rights suit alleging defendants deliberately disregarded the danger posed by plaintiff’s cellmate, who sexually assaulted plaintiff. Plaintiff alleges defendant officers ...

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Petitioner Shows ‘Good Cause’ for Depositions (access required)

In this capital habeas case, a Roanoke U.S. District Court denies petitioner’s second motion seeking leave to conduct discovery prior to holding an evidentiary hearing to determine the reliability of any new evidence proffered to show petitioner’s actual innocence. Earlier, ...

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Carrier’s Dec Action OK on ‘Notice’ Under Policy (access required)

Insurance policy coverage issues are routinely decided by federal courts sitting in diversity and the Big Stone Gap U.S. District Court denies defendants’ motion to dismiss the carrier’s suit raising questions of coverage and indemnification based on the matter of ...

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