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Exec fails to prove conspiracy by reporter and publisher (access required)

Although the former executive of a Richmond-based advertising agency alleged a New York-based reporter and publisher conspired to harm his reputation by publishing false and defamatory articles about his resignation, the targeted conduct— news-gathering, fact-checking and publication—is typical of news ...

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Virginia expert certification not required in federal court malpractice case (access required)

Although a Virginia statute requires an opinion of a certifying expert as of the time service of process is requested in a medical malpractice case, and a Tennessee statute requires a certificate of good faith to be filed with the ...

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Conductor’s accident occurred while railcar was ‘in use’ (access required)

Although a railcar was not being operated at the time a Norfolk Southern Railroad Company conductor fell off a culvert, the train was “in use” because it was on the mainline, the conductor was performing final tasks before the train’s ...

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Alleged error in jury instruction was harmless (access required)

Although a company argued it was improperly held liable for the conduct of an alleged employee because of a faulty jury instruction, the alleged error was harmless. There was “extensive evidence,” independent of the alleged faulty instruction, showing the company ...

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No evidence that store had ‘constructive notice’ of puddle (access required)

A woman who slipped on a puddle of water in Target’s Gainesville store failed to show the store had “constructive notice” of the puddle. Her speculation about the source of the puddle was insufficient at summary judgment and her conduct ...

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Washington Post succeeds in transferring Nunes’ libel suit to DC (access required)

Despite efforts by U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes to keep his defamation and conspiracy suit against The Washington Post in the Eastern District of Virginia, the suit was transferred to the District of Columbia federal court. The article at issue was ...

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