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No Punitives After Zero Comp Award (access required)

In plaintiff companies’ suit against a former officer and director in which a jury found liability for breach of fiduciary duty and awarded zero compensatory damages and $100,000 in punitive damages, the circuit court erred in setting aside the zero ...

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Company Has Immunity for Wrong Phone Listing (access required)

A Harrisonburg U.S. District Court says defendant WhitePages has immunity under the Communications Decency Act from a tort suit filed by plaintiff, who alleges injury from receiving “thousands of unwanted telephone calls after defendant incorrectly listed his address and telephone ...

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Company Sues for Phony Chinese Sales Rep Claim (access required)

A Roanoke U.S. District Court says a software corporation may sue a competitor for defamation, trademark violations, false advertising and computer crimes for allegedly attempting to confuse customers into falsely believing plaintiff is a Chinese company instead of an American ...

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Meningitis Case Prompts VCPA, Punitives Claims (access required)

In plaintiff’s suit for the wrongful death of her husband from fungal meningitis allegedly resulting from an epidural injection of a contaminated steroid produced by a compounding pharmacy and used by defendant health care providers, a Roanoke City Circuit Court ...

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Car-Shop Complaint is ‘Opinion,’ Not ‘Fact’ (access required)

In the present case, the alleged defamatory words about defendants’ work on plaintiff’s 1960 Thunderbird are not pled with sufficient specificity and are statements of opinion rather than fact, and plaintiff’s demurrer to defendants’ amended counterclaim for defamation is sustained ...

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