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City, Sheriff’s Office Dismissed from Assault Suit (access required)

An Abingdon U.S. District Court dismisses the city of Bristol and the Bristol Sheriff’s Office as defendants from plaintiff’s civil rights suit alleging defendants deliberately disregarded the danger posed by plaintiff’s cellmate, who sexually assaulted plaintiff. Plaintiff alleges defendant officers ...

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Company Sues for Phony Chinese Sales Rep Claim (access required)

A Roanoke U.S. District Court says a software corporation may sue a competitor for defamation, trademark violations, false advertising and computer crimes for allegedly attempting to confuse customers into falsely believing plaintiff is a Chinese company instead of an American ...

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Withdrawal Request Denied After Extra Motions (access required)

A Lynchburg U.S. District Court denies counsel’s “Emergency Motion to Withdraw as Attorney” for defendant, without prejudice; although failure to pay fees may provide good cause to move to withdraw, defense counsel continued to file motions after moving to withdraw. ...

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‘Common Interest’ Privilege Protects Docs (access required)

A Lynchburg U.S. District Court overrules plaintiff’s objections to the magistrate judge’s order requiring production of 30 documents withheld on the basis of the common interest privilege asserted by a non-party to this matter. Plaintiff asserts that non-party Crane & ...

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FDCPA Suit Stays in Federal Court (access required)

A Charlottesville U.S. District Court denies plaintiff’s motion to amend her complaint alleging violations of federal and state law arising from defendant mortgage company’s 130 debt-collection calls that disrupted her home-based business and included harassment by defendant’s agent, but the ...

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