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Petitioner Shows ‘Good Cause’ for Depositions (access required)

In this capital habeas case, a Roanoke U.S. District Court denies petitioner’s second motion seeking leave to conduct discovery prior to holding an evidentiary hearing to determine the reliability of any new evidence proffered to show petitioner’s actual innocence. Earlier, ...

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Suit Dismissed for No Discovery Response (access required)

A Charlottesville U.S. District Court dismisses with prejudice civil rights claims filed by three of the five plaintiffs who allege a Charlottesville city ordinance that restricts panhandling to certain areas violates their First Amendment rights; the court accepts the magistrate ...

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Carrier’s Dec Action OK on ‘Notice’ Under Policy (access required)

Insurance policy coverage issues are routinely decided by federal courts sitting in diversity and the Big Stone Gap U.S. District Court denies defendants’ motion to dismiss the carrier’s suit raising questions of coverage and indemnification based on the matter of ...

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School Wins Dismissal of Pro Se ‘Bullying’ Suit (access required)

Plaintiff grandparents who filed a pro se suit against defendant public school district alleging school officials failed to protect their two grandchildren from bullying, intimidation and harassment by fellow students see their suit dismissed, as a Harrisonburg U.S. District Court ...

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Court Says No to Equitable Indemnification (access required)

In a restaurant patron’s suit for damages from food poisoning after eating shellfish at defendant’s restaurant, the Roanoke U.S. District Court dismisses a claim for “equitable indemnification” in a fourth-party complaint filed by one seafood provider against another provider because ...

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