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No Attorney’s Fees for Banks’ Tort Defense (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court says although the parties’ loan documents allow a bank to collect attorney’s fees for expenses “incurred to enforce” the loan documents, the documents’ fee-shifting provisions do not cover the bank’s legal fees for defending a ...

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No Race Discrimination in Loan Extension Denial (access required)

In this race discrimination case against a commercial lender, plaintiff entrepreneur and his companies have failed to raise any genuine issues of material fact about defendant bank’s denial of loan extensions, and the Alexandria U.S. District Court grants summary judgment ...

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Amending Complaint Doesn’t Prompt Remand (access required)

Although plaintiff amended his claim of wrongful discharge from his shop steward position after removal to federal court, removing references to collective bargaining agreements in a “transparent attempt” to avoid federal jurisdiction, the Norfolk U.S. District Court says the gravamen ...

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AAA Rules in Contract Cover ‘Arbitrability’ (access required)

Two independent contractors for a private security company operating in Iraq and Afghanistan must arbitrate their False Claims Act retaliation claims, as the incorporation of the American Arbitration Association Commercial Arbitration Rules in the governing agreement is a “clear and ...

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No Arbitration of FCA Retaliation Claims (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court says an arbitration clause in Independent Contractor Agreements signed by two firearms instructors does not require arbitration of the instructors’ claims that the government contractor violated the False Claims Act by terminating them for reporting ...

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Virginia Dating-Site Subscribers Yield ‘Sufficient Contacts’ (access required)

In this copyright infringement suit filed by the dating website, MATCH.COM, an Alexandria U.S. District Court has personal jurisdiction over the owner of XXXMATCH.COM and EROTICMATCH.COM, which has nearly 9,000 subscribers in Virginia and generates $1 million per year. Defendants’ ...

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VSB moves to take over lawyer’s office

A receiver has been appointed to preserve and audit the office of Blacksburg lawyer Joseph Painter, now facing drug and gun changes in the wake of a February incident. The Roanoke Times reports Tommy Joe Williams, who practices law in ...

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HOA Wins Challenge to Exclusive Cable Contract (access required)

A cable provider’s exclusive contract to provide cable services to a real estate development violated an FCC order that prohibited such exclusivity arrangements, and the 4th Circuit affirms judgment for the homeowners’ association that successfully challenged the contract. Codified at ...

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