A federal wrongful termination case noted in today’s Virginia Lawyers Weekly has been settled on undisclosed terms. The case of Spicer v. Universal Forest Products, Eastern Division, Inc. (VLW 008-3-430) featured a stinging opinion from Magistrate Judge Michael F. Urbanski that blasted the defendant for sending a corporate designee to a Rule 30(b)(6) deposition without [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Discovery'
October 13th, 2008 · Comments Off · Discovery
April 18th, 2007 · Comments Off · Discovery, Loudoun County
What happens when a speaker leaves a voice-mail message for an attorney, whose recording device doesn’t shut off? The message left on the machine can come into evidence in a real estate case, according to Loudoun County Circuit Judge Thomas D. Horne. In Pacific Century Development & Realty Inc. v. Wheatland Farms LLC (VLW 005-8-197), [...]
A discovery ruling in a black lung case may have ramifications for protecting work-product and confidential communications in other kinds of litigation. Elm Grove Coal Company was trying to overturn black lung benefits awarded to a retired miner named Ivan Blake. The two physician experts who supported Blake’s claim admitted that Blake’s lawyer might have [...]