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Insufficient Causation Proof for Asbestos Claim (access required)

Although plaintiff, a former ship fitter and engineer who suffers from mesothelioma, has shown a genuine issue of material fact as to whether defendant Westinghouse’s arc chutes plaintiff worked around contained asbestos, neither plaintiff’s testimony nor his expert’s reports and ...

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Patent Claim Was ‘Weak,’ But Not a ‘Sham’ (access required)

Defendant Capital One Financial Corporation successfully defended plaintiff’s patent infringement action and is a “prevailing party,” but this is not an “exceptional case” under 35 U.S.C. § 285 and the Alexandria U.S. District Court awards costs but denies attorney’s fees; ...

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$4.5M Awarded in FCA Medicaid Fraud Case (access required)

A Newport News U.S. District Court accepts a magistrate judge’s recommendation and awards summary judgment in this federal False Claims Act and Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act suit against defendant healthcare provider, who already has been convicted of Medicaid fraud, ...

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Job Reference Complaint States Defamation Claim (access required)

A former tax auditor for the Virginia Employment Commission who alleges she was not rehired to a temporary position because of defendants’ references stating she “sent threatening emails” to one defendant and “threatened to stab her supervisor” during her prior ...

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Group Can Sue for Surface Water Pollution (access required)

In the Sierra Club’s suit alleging defendant Dominion violated the Clean Water Act by contaminating groundwater and surrounding surface waters from its Chesapeake Energy Center power plant, the Norfolk U.S. District Court says plaintiff has stated a plausible claim based ...

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