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Jury finds for car-seat maker in high-profile Abingdon case (access required)

An Abingdon federal jury last week rejected claims that a $50 child car seat was defective, closing the door on a $50-million claim for damages for an 8-year-old girl who suffered devastating brain damage in a 2009 auto accident. The ...

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‘Crime Fraud’ Applies, Psychiatrist Must Provide Records (access required)

The federal common law should recognize a crime-fraud exception to the psychotherapist-patient privilege, says an Abingdon U.S. District Court magistrate judge, and she orders a D.C. psychiatrist to produce patient records subpoenaed during a grand jury investigation of prescription of ...

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Agency Must Produce Records on Medicare Fraud Claim (access required)

In this lawsuit by three former therapists at Marion Youth Center who allege violations of the federal False Claims Act and the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act, the Abingdon U.S. District Court refuses to excuse the commonwealth from production of ...

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Claims for Oil & Gas Royalties Survive Dismissal (access required)

In this suit filed by the owners of lands and gas interests in Dickenson County for royalty payments under leases with defendant production company, an Abingdon U.S. District Court magistrate judge recommends dismissing plaintiffs’ claims for breach of the implied ...

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Employer Seeks to Amend ERISA Judgment (access required)

A magistrate judge for the Abingdon U.S. District Court recommends denying defendant employer’s motion to modify the court’s earlier judgment that defendants may not modify retiree healthcare benefits under certain collective bargaining agreements. Defendant’s motion to amend the judgment seeks ...

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Retirees Win Attorney’s Fees on ERISA & LMRA Claims (access required)

Plaintiffs who won their suit alleging defendants could not unilaterally terminate or modify retiree healthcare benefits under certain collective bargaining agreements are entitled to attorneys’ fees of $882,236.31, according to a recommendation from a magistrate judge of the Abingdon U.S. ...

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