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No Twombly Rule for Affirmative Defense (access required)

A Norfolk U.S. District Court declines to apply the Twombly/Iqbal pleading standard to defendant’s affirmative defenses, after acknowledging there is no controlling appellate law and a diversity of views among district courts. Plaintiff asks the court to strike defendant’s affirmative ...

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Court Has No Jurisdiction to Enforce Settlement (access required)

Although plaintiff Cingular Wireless settled its dispute with defendant county claiming denial of its application to install a new wireless telecommunications facility violated the Telecommunications Act of 1996, the Richmond U.S. District Court has no jurisdiction to consider Cingular’s motion ...

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Witnesses Struck for Late Disclosure (access required)

In a woman’s suit for injuries from falling down the stairs at the Franconia-Springfield Metro Station, an Alexandria U.S. District Court grants plaintiff’s motion to exclude from defendant WMATA’s witness list individuals not identified within the discovery deadlines; disclosure of ...

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