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Negligence Per, Punitives, Stay in Tractor-Trailer Case (access required)

A plaintiff’s personal injury complaint alleging negligence per se when defendant’s tractor-trailer truck allegedly struck plaintiff’s vehicle during a sudden lane change on Interstate 81, survives defendant’s motion to dismiss; the Abingdon U.S. District Court also refuses to dismiss plaintiff’s ...

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Conflict Created by Prior Clients’ Testimony (access required)

A Harrisonburg U.S. District Court denies defendant’s motion for substitution of counsel, as his proposed substituted counsel previously represented two cooperating witnesses in the government’s ongoing prosecution of a multi-defendant methamphetamine distribution conspiracy. The government argued at a hearing that ...

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Shellfish Supplier Had Notice of Claim (access required)

In a restaurant patron’s suit for damages from food poisoning after eating shellfish at a defendant’s restaurant, the Roanoke U.S. District Court rejects third-party defendant Sam Rust Seafood Inc.’s argument that defendant Frankie Rowland’s Steakhouse failed to give it timely ...

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