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Civil Procedure – Personal Jurisdiction – Va. Long-Arm Statute (access required)

Plaintiffs, Virginia antique firearms dealers, can sue a Kentucky defendant in Alexandria U.S. District Court, for intentional infliction of emotional distress arising from the dealer’s alleged false reports to other gun dealers and to federal prosecutors in Kentucky about plaintiffs’ ...

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Consumer Protection – Credit Report Use – FRCA (access required)

Applying Twombly and Iqbal, a Richmond U.S. District Court dismisses a plaintiff’s complaint that defendant Equity One violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act by illegally accessing plaintiff’s credit reports. According to the complaint, the inadequate data matching and public record ...

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Employment Discrimination – Building Manager – § 1981 Claim – Board Lawyer (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court grants summary judgment to defendant, a lawyer for a condominium unit owners’ association, in this 42 U.S.C. § 1981 suit filed by an African-American building manager who alleges he was terminated because of his race. ...

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Wills & Trusts – Trust Assets – Arbitration – Texas Default Judgment (access required)

A Virginia sister fighting with her Texas brother over trust assets was offered her day in court in Texas, and the default judgment against her in a Texas proceeding to confirm the arbitration award that gave the brother an interest ...

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Insurance – Policy Coverage – Boarding House Fire – Business Exclusion (access required)

Although defendant Travelers Insurance paid for property damage from a fire under a homeowners policy, a Norfolk U.S. District Court says the policy’s Business Pursuits Exclusion and its Rental Exclusion preclude coverage for personal injuries to a renter who alleged ...

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Insurance – CGL Policy – Notice Delay – Prejudice To Carrier (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court grants plaintiff CGL carrier summary judgment and holds it has no duty to defend or indemnify defendant developer in a lawsuit presently pending in state court for alleged damages caused to adjacent property by land ...

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Insurance – Policy Coverage – Fire – Carpenter’s Van – ‘Use’ (access required)

A carpenter hired to do trim work on a home under construction was “using” his box van when he left it parked on the property, and a Newport News U.S. District Court says he has coverage under his State Farm ...

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Civil Procedure – Overseas Defendant – Substitute Service (access required)

In this action arising out of an alleged bid-rigging scheme among certain European and American companies with respect to rates charged to the U.S. government for transport of military personnel and their families to and from duty posts in Europe, ...

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Insurance -Policy Coverage – Cancer Treatment – S.C. Statutory Change (access required)

Where plaintiff cancer patients won their earlier class action suit demanding defendant insurance carriers pay as “actual charges” of treatment the full amount billed, not the amount received, by medical providers, defendant insurance carriers cannot take advantage of a new ...

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Criminal – Tax Fraud – Sentence – Loss Calculation (access required)

In sentencing defendant for tax and wire fraud, a district court erred in calculating the tax loss from a non-random sample of audited returns, but the error was harmless and the 4th Circuit affirms defendant tax preparer’s conviction and his ...

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