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Court Rules on Dueling Drug Company Experts (access required)

In a pharmaceutical company’s Lanham Act suit alleging defendant pharmaceuti­cal company cut into plaintiff’s profits by listing in industry databases a proposed generic equivalent to plaintiff’s Donna­tal drug for irritable bowel syndrome, a Charlottesville U.S. District Court ex­cludes testimony from ...

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Discovery Ordered for ERISA Benefits Denial (access required)

In a widow’s suit challenging MetLife’s denial of ERISA-covered life insurance ben­efits for her husband’s death after a fall, the Charlottesville U.S. District Court Magis­trate Judge orders supplemental discovery regarding MetLife’s interpretation of certain provisions of its plan handbook and ...

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‘Jezebel’ Comment Supports Title VII Claim (access required)

The Salvation Army wins summary judg­ment on plaintiff caseworker’s Title VII con­structive discharge and retaliation claims, but the Roanoke U.S. District Court says she can try her hostile environment claim based on a male supervisor’s alleged persistent comments about her ...

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Marital Privilege May Yield to Crime-Fraud Exception (access required)

In the government’s ongoing investigation of defendant Stacey Pomrenke and her hus­band, a Virginia state court judge, for wit­ness tampering and/or obstruction of justice prior to defendant’s trial on fraud charges, the Abingdon U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge grants a ...

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‘Jackie’s’ Response Adequate to Rule 45 Subpoena (access required)

In a University of Virginia associate dean’s defamation suit against Rolling Stone mag­azine, “Jackie,” a third-party respondent to a Rule 45 subpoena seeking communications by or referencing “Haven Monahan,” has sufficiently responded to the subpoena based on her lawyers having ...

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