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Tag Archives: Judge Joel Hoppe

Discovery Ordered for ERISA Benefits Denial (access required)

In a widow’s suit challenging MetLife’s denial of ERISA-covered life insurance ben­efits for her husband’s death after a fall, the Charlottesville U.S. District Court Magis­trate Judge orders supplemental discovery regarding MetLife’s interpretation of certain provisions of its plan handbook and ...

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‘Jackie’s’ Response Adequate to Rule 45 Subpoena (access required)

In a University of Virginia associate dean’s defamation suit against Rolling Stone mag­azine, “Jackie,” a third-party respondent to a Rule 45 subpoena seeking communications by or referencing “Haven Monahan,” has sufficiently responded to the subpoena based on her lawyers having ...

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Medical Records Relevant to Emotional Distress Claim (access required)

A Harrisonburg U.S. District Court says that for discovery purposes in developing a po­tential defense, plaintiff’s medical information is relevant and plaintiff must produce medical records from the past three years to allow de­fendant to address any relevant pre-existing conditions ...

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Bowman Claim Dismissal Subject to Conditions (access required)

In plaintiff’s suit alleging she was terminated by defendant Specialized Youth Services of Virginia Inc., in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Virginia public policy, the Harrisonburg U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge recommends allowing plaintiff to voluntarily dismiss ...

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