De Novo: A Virginia Appellate Law Blog

De Novo: A Virginia Appellate Law Blog

Jay O’Keeffe practices with Johnson, Rosen & O’Keeffe LLC. in Roanoke, Virginia, where he splits his time between appellate and business litigation. read more

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Twiqbal Alert: Branham v. Dolgencorp, Inc.

Posted in Opinions and Analysis
The VLW blog reports that the Western District of Virginia dismissed a state-law slip-and-fall case on a Twiqbal motion yesterday. The court’s opinion, in a case styled Branham v. Dolgencorp, is here. It’s not too surprising that the Western District would apply the new federal pleading standard—it is, after all, a federal court. But Branham is worth noting for a few reasons: It… Continue Reading