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Tag Archives: U.S. District Court – Western District

Suit OK, retailer ‘notice’ a question for jury (access required)

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A woman hurt when an electrical junction box cover fell from the roof of a Wal-Mart store in Staunton can press forward with her negligence suit against the retailer, a federal judge in Harrisonburg has ruled. The accident allegedly resulted ...

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Different jurisdictions, but same conspiracy (access required)

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An argument by prosecutors that a drug dealer engaged in two separate conspiracies and could be prosecuted in separate Virginia districts has failed to persuade judges of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The 4th Circuit unanimously held June ...

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Musical Chairs Game for Insurance Claimants (access required)

In plaintiff life insurance company’s interpleader action to resolve competing claims to life insurance proceeds by decedent’s children and her former daughter-in-law, the Harrisonburg U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge denies summary judgment to the daughter-in-law; although decedent had only one ...

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Website Photo Use Violated Copyright (access required)

A Charlottesville U.S. District Court grants plaintiff’s motion for default judgment in his copyright infringement action against defendant African American Matchmaking for violations of 17 U.S.C. § 101 et seq. by using plaintiff’s copyrighted photograph multiple times on the AAM ...

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