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Church groups fail to keep auto accident suit in federal court (access required)

Where the record was ambiguous on whether there was complete diversity among the parties, and there was insufficient evidence demonstrating fraudulent joinder, the suit against various entities of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints returned to state court. ...

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Motions in suit involving drunken tractor-trailer driver resolved (access required)

Where a tractor-trailer driver drank whiskey before he reported for work and was on his delivery route when he struck the plaintiff’s vehicle, he was found to have been acting within the scope of his employment as a matter of ...

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Truck driver ran red light, woman had concussion – $400,000 settlement (access required)

On Sept. 13, 2007, the plaintiff had picked up her 18-year-old son from school and was driving home when she stopped for a red traffic signal on Miles Avenue at Winston Churchill Drive in Hopewell. As the defendant, driving a ...

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Defendant didn’t own waterslide at time of injury (access required)

Where the record demonstrated the defendant did not own or operate a waterslide at the time of a woman’s alleged injury, and she offered no evidence or testimony establishing notice of an unsafe condition, the defendant was granted summary judgment. ...

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Defendant trucker prevails, wife hurt after man had turned left on highway – Defense verdict (access required)

Plaintiff’s husband, who was operating a vehicle in which plaintiff was a passenger, was traveling west on U.S. Route 58 in Mecklenburg County when he entered a cut-through in the median. He was intending to cross eastbound Route 58 and ...

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‘Procedural ploy’ was not filed in good faith (access required)

Where the plaintiffs initially filed suit in Illinois despite the fact that there was no personal jurisdiction over the defendants there, their subsequent Virginia suit, filed after the expiration of the two-year statute of limitations for personal injury cases, was ...

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Postal worker’s claim against U.S. precluded by Virginia law (access required)

Where a postal worker was injured while completing his delivery and pickup duties, his negligence claim against the United States was barred by the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act. Although he argued the Virginia Supreme Court had held the state’s workers’ compensation ...

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