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Discovery Ordered in Coal Commission Case (access required)

In discovery rulings in plaintiff’s suit for an $8.6 million commission for services as a “coal consultant” in connection with defendant’s acquisition of Trinity Coal Company, a Big Stone Gap U.S. District Magistrate Judge says plaintiff is entitled to depose ...

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Transfer Denied in Engineering Malpractice Suit (access required)

A Big Stone Gap U.S. District Court denies a motion to transfer to another district plaintiff mining company’s malpractice suit against an engineering mining company hired to prepare an amendment to a mining permit. Plaintiff Kentucky Fuel Corporation alleges it ...

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Company Has Immunity for Wrong Phone Listing (access required)

A Harrisonburg U.S. District Court says defendant WhitePages has immunity under the Communications Decency Act from a tort suit filed by plaintiff, who alleges injury from receiving “thousands of unwanted telephone calls after defendant incorrectly listed his address and telephone ...

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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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