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Tag Archives: Judge James R. Spencer

Shopper struck by falling Christmas tree boxes at Big Lots – Defendant’s motion for summary judgment granted (access required)

Plaintiff claimed boxed artificial Christmas trees were improperly stacked, fell from a shelf and struck her in the head at the Big Lots store in Fredericksburg on Dec. 8, 2012. Plaintiff, who was 25 years old and five months pregnant ...

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Lawyer’s ‘Inadvertence’ Is Excusable Neglect (access required)

Although defendant lender submitted an Answer to plaintiff homeowners’ fraud complaint four months after the deadline, due to counsel’s inadvertence, the Richmond U.S. District Court denies plaintiffs’ motion for entry of default and grants defendants leave to file the late ...

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Officer’s Facebook Speech Win Stands (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court denies reconsideration of the court’s earlier decision holding that one plaintiff police officer’s Facebook comments, about rapid promotion of officers with limited street experience affecting “officer safety and questions of liability,” addressed safety issues of ...

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Officer’s Facebook Speech Win Stands (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court denies plaintiffs’ motion plaintiffs partial summary judgment and holding that one plaintiff police officer’s Facebook comments, about rapid promotion of officers with limited street experience affecting “officer safety and questions of liability,” addressed safety issues ...

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Venue OK for Nondisclosure Agreement Claim (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court says a Virginia corporation that discussed with defendant the possible purchase of “901 Box Seats” spectator seating and subsequently entered into a Nondisclosure Agreement (NDA) with defendant regarding possible acquisition of defendant’s rental equipment, may ...

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Case Stays in Plaintiff’s Home Forum (access required)

Plaintiffs, Virginia-based nurse staffing agencies suing defendant, a Florida-based correctional healthcare provider, for breach of a contract to provide nurses to defendant’s Florida locations, can keep their suit in the Richmond U.S. District Court, as defendant has failed to show ...

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