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No ‘Relation Back’ for ‘John Doe’ Officer Suit (access required)

A man’s suit alleging unnamed employees of the Bedford County’s Sheriff’s Department used excessive force in removing him from a social function has failed to show he was deprived of a constitutional right through an official custom or policy of ...

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River Groups Can’t Intervene in Uranium Suit (access required)

In this suit by owners of uranium mining rights challenging Virginia’s statutory ban on uranium mining, the Danville U.S. District Court denies two environmental groups’ motion to intervene, as their views on injunctive relief do not rebut the strong presumption ...

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No Bifurcation for Tainted Bivalve Trial (access required)

In plaintiff’s suit alleging illness from eating contaminated oysters at defendant’s restaurant, the Roanoke U.S. District Court denies plaintiff’s motion to voluntarily dismiss his suit, as litigation has been ongoing for two years, there are multiple third-party complaints up the ...

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Bowman Claim Dismissal Subject to Conditions (access required)

In plaintiff’s suit alleging she was terminated by defendant Specialized Youth Services of Virginia Inc., in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Virginia public policy, the Harrisonburg U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge recommends allowing plaintiff to voluntarily dismiss ...

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