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No Personal Jurisdiction Over Chinese Company (access required)

In this patent infringement suit, a Roanoke U.S. District Court does not have personal jurisdiction over Ya Tai Electric Appliances Company, a Chinese corporation accused of marketing and selling a deployable fan-tail fishing kayak that allegedly infringes plaintiff Freedom Hawk ...

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No Personal Jurisdiction Over Japanese Company (access required)

A Lynchburg U.S. District Court says service of process on defendant Japanese company was sufficient despite having been returned to her for failure to include copies, but the court dismisses plaintiff’s products liability suit for lack of personal jurisdiction and ...

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Inmates Have Claim for Faulty Health Care (access required)

Plaintiff prisoners at Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women have sufficiently alleged defendant correctional officials exhibited deliberate indifference to their serious medical needs, in the care offered by the contract health care provider, and the Charlottesville U.S. District Court denies defendants’ ...

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No Legal Malpractice from Med-Mal Settlement (access required)

Although plaintiff blames defendant law firm that formerly represented him for an unsatisfactory settlement of his medical malpractice suit because the firm ultimately withdrew from representation after his first attorney left the firm, the Roanoke U.S. District Court dismisses plaintiff’s ...

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No Insurance Coverage for Cancer Non-Disclosure (access required)

A widow cannot collect on her husband’s life insurance policy because she failed to disclose his diagnosis of metastasized pancreatic cancer when he applied for insurance, and the Roanoke U.S. District Court grants judgment on the pleadings to defendant insurance ...

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