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Monthly Archives: September 2007

Insurance – Electrical Fire – Building Manager Liability (access required)

In this litigation arising from a dispute over financial responsibility for an electrical fire in a Richmond high-rise office building, the district court dismisses the electric company’s third-party complaint for contribution against defendant building management company. St. Paul Guardian Insurance ...

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Criminal – Discovery – Grand Jury Material – AOL Accounting Practices (access required)

Federal prosecutors are denied access to grand jury materials generated in connection with a now-completed investigation into the accounting practices of America Online because they have failed to show a particularized need for these materials; however, the Department of Justice ...

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Insurance – Advertising Injury – Illegal Faxes (access required)

A provision excluding coverage for bodily injury or property damage arising from invasion of privacy can be invoked by an insurance company that issued a $3 million Director and Officer Liability policy to deny coverage for millions of dollars in ...

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Environmental – Clean Water Act – Limitations – Service Of Process (access required)

The federal government’s suit alleging defendant Williams Farms violated the Clean Water Act by discharging post-excavation dredging or fill material into waters of the U.S. without an appropriate permit is not barred by a five-year statute of limitations or by ...

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Bankruptcy – Post- Petition Interest – Judgment Rate – Ch. 7 (access required)

A bankruptcy court did not err in applying the federal judgment rate under 28 U.S.C. Sect. 1961(a), not the pre-petition contract rate, to an award of post-petition interest pursuant to 11 U.S.C.Sect. 726(a)(5). A bank held four unsecured claims against ...

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Intellectual Property – Invalidity – Willfulness – Bone Cleaning Process (access required)

In this patent infringement case involving a bone cleaning process with clinical application for bone grafts in which the parties have filed cross-motions for summary judgment, the district court grants plaintiff partial summary judgment with respect to infringement and denies ...

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Municipal – Water Service – Exclusive Franchise (access required)

The City of Falls Church does not have an exclusive franchise from the federal government to provide water service to customers residing in the city and in certain adjacent portions of Fairfax County. The city asserts its exclusive federal service ...

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Employment Discrimination – Untimely Claim – Waiver (access required)

A former women’s basketball coach at Virginia State University who wishes to challenge the EEOC’s handling of her gender discrimination charges against the university is not entitled to have the agency waive its 300-day period for filing a retaliation claim ...

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