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Shellfish Supplier Had Notice of Claim (access required)

In a restaurant patron’s suit for damages from food poisoning after eating shellfish at a defendant’s restaurant, the Roanoke U.S. District Court rejects third-party defendant Sam Rust Seafood Inc.’s argument that defendant Frankie Rowland’s Steakhouse failed to give it timely ...

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Plaintiff’s Jeep caught fire after low-impact accident – $1,400,000+ Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was operating her 2005 Jeep Liberty in rush hour traffic on Route 7 at the Fairfax/Loudoun County line. Plaintiff’s vehicle was struck in the rear by a Ford Expedition whose driver was checking his email. The collision occurred in ...

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Man struck in eye by retractable dog leash suffered loss of vision – $1,300,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was given a retractable dog leash by his neighbor, who was a retiring sales representative in the process of moving out of state. The sales rep had been given this leash as a sales sample by an unknown distributor ...

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Folding Cane Prompts Warranty Breach Claim (access required)

A plaintiff’s bare-bones products liability complaint alleging injuries caused by a defective folding cane states a claim for breach of an express warranty under Virginia law, but the Richmond U.S. District Court dismisses plaintiff’s claims for negligent design, failure to ...

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Discovery Ordered on Notice of Food-Poisoning Claim (access required)

In a restaurant patron’s suit for damages from food poisoning after eating shellfish at defendant’s restaurant, the Roanoke U.S. District Court denies each side’s motion for summary judgment, as there has been insufficient discovery to determine whether defendant Land & ...

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Discovery Ordered on Welder ‘Run Date’ (access required)

In this suit alleging wrongful death from injuries sustained when a gas-powered welder defendant manufactured exploded and emitted fiery gasoline, the Richmond Circuit Court denies defendant’s motion for a bill of particulars and orders defendant to provide the requested discovery ...

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