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Correctional center gave constitutionally inadequate medical care (access required)

Inmates at the correctional center and officials from the Virginia Department of Corrections previously reached a settlement agreement that sought to provide for constitutionally adequate medical care. The court concluded, however, that defendants breached that contract in material and significant ...

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Officers credible on whether defendant was read his rights (access required)

Given the defendant’s motives and criminal record; the two law enforcement officers’ experience, candor and consistent testimony; contemporaneous notes and the record of investigation, the court found the officers more credible than the defendant on whether he had been advised ...

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Amount in controversy in title company dispute sufficient (access required)

In denying one title company’s motion to dismiss, the court said that although the defendant title company argued the plaintiff’s damages were below the jurisdictional threshold, because a limitation of liability provision in the parties’ agreement or the plaintiff’s conduct, ...

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New ‘Brady’ material not considered due to lack of guidance (access required)

Although the government produced Brady material in 2018 that it should have produced during defendant’s 2006 trial, the court emphasized its ruling was limited to deciding whether a defendant’s § 2255 motion, which was filed previously on different grounds, is ...

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Claims against insurance carrier were contract matter (access required)

The court held that, to the extent the defendants failed to pay plaintiffs for covered damages, the claims sounded in contract, and could not be pursued in tort pursuant to Virginia’s “economic loss rule.” Background Plaintiffs Danville Commercial Industrial Storage ...

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License suspension for failure to pay fines stopped (access required)

Plaintiffs who challenged the constitutionality of a Virginia law that requires the automatic suspension of drivers’ licenses for failure to pay state court fines and costs won a preliminary injunction, as they demonstrated there were insufficient procedures in the law ...

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Owner of LLC faces liability for alleged infringement (access required)

The court held the complaint stated a plausible claim for individual liability against the sole owner of an LLC because it alleged, “upon information and belief” that she engaged in conduct sufficient to impose liability. Background Plaintiff is a photographer ...

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