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Settlement sealed for two years

A federal judge who balked at a request to seal a settlement has decided the parties have good cause, after all, to keep it confidential, at least for a while. In late September, Abingdon U.S. District Judge James P. Jones ...

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Civil Procedure – Personal Jurisdiction – Transacting Business – Coal Sale Contracts (access required)

Although an Oklahoma coal company wants to apply the “transacting business” test under Virginia’s long-arm statute narrowly to its sale of coal to third parties outside Virginia, a Richmond Circuit says the test applies to contract formation between the coal ...

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