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WDVA: ADEA claim fails after “sham affidavit” ruling (access required)

A federal district judge granted defendants summary judgment after striking the plaintiff’s post-deposition declaration. The court found “egregious” inconsistencies between the declaration and prior deposition testimony. Background Plaintiff Kimberly S. Moore worked as a hospital admissions clerk since 1991. Defendant ...

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Bon Mots: February 2018

As seasoned attorneys know, the lofty principles that attract aspiring lawyers can quickly be overshadowed by client emergencies, Sisyphean scheduling conundrums, unreasonable opposing counsel, billing targets, intrafirm politics, and understaffed courts. But from time to time, our esteemed judges take ...

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Motorcyclist recovers small amount in wreck with minivan – $4,509 Verdict (access required)

Defendant turned left out of a McDonald’s parking lot into the path of plaintiff, who was riding a motorcycle. Plaintiff struck the side of defendant’s minivan. Defendant admitted she was negligent for failing to see plaintiff, but disputed liability because ...

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Lawyers avoid sanctions, disqualification in fire loss case (access required)


A federal judge has declined to sanction a group of Virginia lawyers in an insurance coverage dispute, even though the judge said the attorneys “fell far short” of their ethical responsibility in handling the surprise disclosure of their opponent’s claims ...

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