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Seafood Company Used Virginia ‘Stream of Commerce’ (access required)

In a restaurant customer’s products liability suit for damages from eating contaminated oysters at a Roanoke restaurant, a Roanoke U.S. District Court says it can exercise personal jurisdiction over a sixth-party defendant, a Connecticut seafood supplier that placed its products ...

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Faculty Member May Sue for ‘Reassignment’ (access required)

A Virginia Tech professor who alleges he was demoted when defendant university officials “reassigned” him from his position as executive director of the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute to director of VBI’s Medical Informatics and Systems Division may sue for reinstatement based ...

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No Chemist Needed for Synthetic Weed Warrant (access required)

Although defendants complain the attesting police officers were not adequately trained in detecting controlled substance analogues, the officers had extensive narcotics investigation training including research into synthetic cannabinoids, and the Big Stone Gap U.S. District Court denies motions to suppress ...

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No Long-Term Disability for Fibromyalgia & Pain (access required)

With multiple opinions by plaintiff’s treating healthcare providers and providers who reviewed her condition for defendant disability plan, the Roanoke U.S. District Court upholds denial of long-term disability benefits for plaintiff’s conditions of chronic pain, fibromyalgia and depression; plaintiff cannot ...

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Court Employee States Religious Bias Claim (access required)

A female African-American Muslim employee of a juvenile and domestic relations court services unit who alleges race, age and religious discrimination based on denial of promotions despite her supervisory experience, disparate discipline and retaliatory termination may sue may sue for ...

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Bio-Patent Case Stayed for IPR (access required)

In this patent case involving development of automated technologies to minimize degradation of stored biological samples in ultra-low temperature freezers, the Charlottesville U.S. District Court grants defendant company’s motion to stay proceedings pending conclusion of inter partes review of the ...

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