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Monthly Archives: August 2008

Employment – Insurance Regional Manager – Nonsolicitation – Proprietary Information (access required)

A Roanoke U.S. District Court says an insurance company can pursue both contract and tort claims against its former regional manager of a 30-county area in Virginia, who allegedly violated noncompete and nonsolicitation agreements and fiduciary duties, and committed tortious ...

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ATV passenger injured in collision with car – $200,000 Settlement (access required)

On July 4, 2007, the 17-year-old plaintiff was a passenger on a Yamaha all-terrain vehicle operated by her boyfriend, the defendant, who was driving the ATV in an easterly direction on St. Peters Church Road in Hanover County. Defendant and ...

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Insurance – Life Insurance Benefits – Competing Claims (access required)

A couple’s divorce settlement agreement that said that wife had an insurable interest in husband’s life and husband could keep his existing life insurance policy and named wife as a beneficiary, controls distribution of the $500,000 in life insurance proceeds, ...

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Civil Procedure – Forum Non Conveniens – Iraqi Defamation Action (access required)

On reconsideration, a Norfolk U.S. District Court dismisses on forum non conveniens grounds a defamation action filed by a UK citizen who runs an Iraqi private security company, ISI International Ltd., incorporated under the laws of Dubai and the United ...

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Civil Rights – School Use – Religious Club – Payment (access required)

A policy allowing public school officials to charge a “Good News” religious club for the after-hours use of classrooms, when it did not charge other groups, the Newport News U.S. District Court says. Plaintiff Child Evangelism Fellowship of Virginia is ...

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Intellectual Property – Trademark – Restaurant Name (access required)

Two former employees of the Buffalo Wings Factory, which operates four Northern Virginia restaurants that specialize in “buffalo wings,” who allegedly infringed the trademark of their former employer by operating a “Buffalo Wing House” in the same area, are sanctioned ...

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