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Company’s property maintenance policies were discoverable (access required)

A plaintiff in a premises liability action was entitled to discover the policies and procedures used by the defendant to maintain the safety of its premises at the time of plaintiff’s injury because even though the policies and procedures could ...

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Plaintiff’s fee award reduced by approximately 40% (access required)

Excessive billing, vague time entries and block billing, as well as the plaintiff’s overall lack of success on his claims means that, while attorneys representing a plaintiff who successfully prevailed on his § 1988 claim will receive almost $490,000 in ...

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Court further reduces plaintiff’s attorneys’ fee award (access required)

After the magistrate judge recommended reducing the plaintiff’s attorney fee award by almost 40% because of excessive billing, vague time entries, block billing and the plaintiff’s overall lack of success on his claims, the district court further reduced the fee ...

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After crush death, car maker argued lock connectors altered – Defense Verdict (access required)

Clarence Whitaker alleged that his wife’s 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe was defective because a critical wiring harness had become disconnected. Mrs. Whitaker was found dead between her car and the side of her house. Police found that the vehicle was ...

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Opioid strike force to go after docs who overprescribe (access required)

A federal task force devoted to prosecuting medical professionals who overprescribe opioids in Appalachia has begun operating in the Western District of Virginia. The Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid strike force began work late last year and has since charged 53 ...

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