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Bankrupt was not ‘nominal’ for jurisdiction purposes (access required)

Although an individual defendant filed for bankruptcy protection after allegedly striking the plaintiff with his car and his insurance carrier interpled all relevant proceeds into the state court, he was not a “nominal” party for purposes of diversity jurisdiction and ...

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Parents of dead man filed claim before they were executors (access required)

Where the parents of a man killed by police officers filed an administrative claim before they were appointed their son’s executors, they failed to exhaust their remedies and their wrongful death suit is dismissed for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. ...

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Suit over injuries allegedly suffered in Iraq returns to Richmond Circuit Court (access required)

Military contractors failed to establish the suit brought for injuries allegedly suffered by a civilian instructor in Iraq was within the federal officer removal statute. Background Eddie Legston brings this personal injury action against defendants for damages he sustained while ...

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Domestic relations lawyers sued for wiretapping (access required)

A man claimed members of his former wife’s family recorded conversations between him and his purported romantic partner, and that his wife’s attorneys used the contents of those recordings in his underlying divorce proceedings. Virginia wiretapping statutes precludes attorneys from ...

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