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$2.75M verdict stands despite jury’s media exposure (access required)

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Even though jurors heard about earlier legal problems for a Leb­anon doctor defending a medical malpractice case, the jury’s $2.75 million verdict will be allowed to stand, a federal judge in Abingdon has ruled. The trial against Dr. Dwight L. ...

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Lawyers struggle with deadlines in utilities case (access required)

With electronic filing, missing a deadline can be a matter of seconds. A lawyer for the former chief financial officer of the scandal-plagued Bristol utilities agency is asking for forgiveness for a one-minute delay in filing post-trial pleadings. Motions for ...

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Social Worker’s Gender & Religious Bias Claims Fail (access required)

An Abingdon U.S. District Court grants summary judgment to defendant Russell County Department of Social Services, its board and plaintiff’s supervisor, on a female social worker’s Title VII religious and gen­der bias claims. Plaintiff did not have a good working ...

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Subpoena Quashed for Spousal Privilege (access required)

A utility company’s chief financial officer facing federal corruption charges success­fully invoked the adverse spousal testimo­ny privilege and her husband, a Virginia state court judge, cannot be forced to testify against the defendant, says an Abingdon U.S. District Court. Settled ...

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