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No Fraud Claim Against Contractor Employees (access required)

Two counties that hired defendant contractor to expand, install and maintain communications systems for local law enforcement and emergency services, and who allege the contractor substituted inferior, substandard and defective equipment, have failed to state claims for fraud in the ...

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Venue Transfer Denied in Trade Secret Case (access required)

Although plaintiff, a Virginia limited liability corporation, is moving some of its operations to Durham, N.C., the company president’s declarations indicate its headquarters still are located in Radford, Va., where the president maintains a home and where significant corporate records ...

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VA Docs Are ‘Independent Contractors’ (access required)

A plaintiff who alleges he suffered permanent nerve damage, pain and scarring on his neck where defendant doctors negligently performed arthroscopic shoulder surgery cannot sue the U.S. under the Federal Tort Claims Act because defendant physician was an independent contractor ...

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