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Court Says No to Equitable Indemnification (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 dismisses a claim for “equitable indemnification” in a fourth-party complaint filed by one seafood provider against another provider because ...

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Mediation plan questioned in meningitis cases (access required)

Fungal meningitis

Lawyers for Virginia patients who claim they contracted fungal meningitis from medicine prepared by a Massachusetts laboratory are skeptical about the reach of an early mediation proposal offered by a federal judge. ‘The mediation proposal appears designed to bring defendants ...

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Stay Ordered in Contaminated Steroid Cases (access required)

In these nearly identical suits alleging injury from contaminated steroids manufactured by defendant New England Compounding Pharmacy Inc., the Roanoke U.S. District Court will stay plaintiffs’ motions to remand these matters to state court until the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict ...

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Failure-to-warn rule tightened in van case (access required)

A change of heart by a single justice has brought an end to a short-lived “relaxed” standard for failure-to-warn claims under Virginia products liability law. After rehearing a products liability case, Virginia Supreme Court Justice LeRoy F. Millette Jr. switched ...

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Cop is out of stun gun death case, maker must defend (access required)

A stun gun manufacturer faces a federal jury trial on claims it failed to provide sufficient warnings about the weapon’s risk for people with heart conditions. While allowing three claims against TASER International Inc. to go forward, a Charlottesville federal ...

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