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Tag Archives: Judge James P. Jones

Doctor acquitted of drug trafficking charge (access required)

Although the court sustained the jury’s convictions on the counts for distributing controlled substances without a legitimate medical purpose or beyond the bounds of medical practice, it acquitted the defendant on the possession with the intent to distribute controlled substances ...

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Over defendant’s objection, plaintiffs may dismiss case before trial (access required)

Although the defendant argued he expended funds answering the complaint, preparing discovery requests, conducting two depositions and preparing a motion for summary judgment, the court held such costs were not so extensive as to give rise to substantial prejudice. As ...

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Corrections officers not liable for prisoner killed by fellow inmate (access required)

Where a prisoner was killed by a fellow inmate, the facts were insufficient to support a claim against the corrections officers for violations of the prisoner’s rights under the Fifth and Eighth Amendment. Background At the time of his death ...

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Employee’s claims rejected because safety trumps disability (access required)

Where an employee was terminated because she could not wear required safety footwear due to a physical condition, General Dynamics had legitimate business reasons for enforcing its policy of requiring its workers to wear safety shoes. Background Plaintiff Shelia Holmes ...

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Employees terminated after plant closure could sue as a class (access required)

Employees who were laid off when the manufacturing facility they worked at was closed and claimed that their employer failed to provide adequate notice under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act could bring a class action suit against their ...

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No jurisdiction over purchaser of manufacturer of allegedly defective product (access required)

A woman claiming she was injured by a right hip implant failed to demonstrate a defendant that purchased the company that manufactured the allegedly defective product was subject to personal jurisdiction in Virginia. Background On or about Jan. 11, 2010, ...

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Coal miner’s suit against respirator companies untimely (access required)

Where coal miner filed his products liability claims against the companies who sold, manufactured, designed and marketed the respirators he used within two years after he was diagnosed with complicated coal workers’ pneumoconiosis, his claims were still barred by the ...

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