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Tag Archives: Judge James R. Swanson

Man with jerking condition spilled scalding coffee on himself – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a 46-year-old male, was an inpatient at the hospital due to an acute COPD exacerbation when he spilled coffee on his lap and burned himself. Plaintiff also had myoclonus, or involuntary jerking movements of the upper extremities, due to ...

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No Personal Jurisdiction from Cable Purchases (access required)

Although two Texas-domiciled defendants have been transacting business in Virginia by buying fiber optic cable from plaintiff Virginia corporation for a number of years, none of plaintiff company’s alleged causes of action are based upon a breach of any duty ...

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Man claims spinal cord surgery led to physical disabilities – Defense Verdict (access required)

A 60-year-old patient presented to defendant neurosurgeon with severe cervical stenosis, spinal cord impingement, and related gait, balance and sensory problems. The patient also had a 40-year history of uncontrolled diabetes and related polyneuropathy, as well as C5 radiculopathy related ...

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Roanoke’s no cell-phone policy defended by judges (access required)

ROANOKE — Despite barrels of ink and megabytes of bandwidth devoted to the effect of new technology on attorneys and courts, the subject remains a hot topic whenever lawyers and judges get together. At a recent Roanoke bench-bar meeting, participants ...

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