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Sales Ratio Comparison Stated False Ad Claim (access required)

In this dispute between two producers of “wood-alternative decking,” a Harrisonburg U.S. District Court dismisses as “puffery” plaintiff’s Lanham Act claims based on statements that defendant is “number one” and the “preferred premium leader” in product categories, but refuses to ...

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Despite jury exoneration, lawyer faces bar charges (access required)

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A Roanoke County lawyer accused in connection with an investment fraud avoided personal liability in a federal jury trial but now faces Virginia State Bar ethics charges. The allegations against William Lee Andrews III arise from an apparent $325,000 swindle ...

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Student’s Title IX, Defamation Claims Advance (access required)

A former student and football player removed from defendant Liberty University following a determination that he had violated the Student Honor Code and the university’s Sexual Assault Policy has stated defamation claims against the university and the female student who ...

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Carrier Payments to Medical Expert Admissible (access required)

In this personal injury suit in which defendant has admitted liability for an auto accident, the Roanoke U.S. District Court will admit plaintiff’s evidence showing that defendant’s medical expert has received $524,045 in fees from defendant’s carrier, State Farm, as ...

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Court Orders New Deposition, Not Default (access required)

Although defendant, who allegedly participated in an investment fraud scheme, failed to attend a scheduled deposition, the Roanoke U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge will take under advisement plaintiff’s request for default judgment and order defendant to attend a rescheduled deposition. ...

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No Title VII Claim for Harassment by Students (access required)

A Harrisonburg U.S. District Court dismisses an African-American male’s suit alleging defendant public school system violated Title VII and the Age Discrimination Employment Act when it dropped him from the roster of substitute teachers; the district judge accepts the magistrate ...

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