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Court Vacates Company’s ‘Staggering Sanctions’ (access required)

The 4th Circuit vacates a bankruptcy court’s “staggering sanctions” of $1.29 million in attorney’s fees and costs on creditor Blue Cross/Blue Shield of North Carolina and dismissal with prejudice of claims the creditor valued at over $10 million; although the ...

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Norfolk court moves to control divorce docket (access required)

Unhappy couples have been flocking to Norfolk Circuit Court to file their divorces, and the judges there need a break. Statistics from the Supreme Court of Virginia indicate that last year, nearly 4,000 complaints for divorce – about 12 percent ...

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No Personal Jurisdiction from Cable Purchases (access required)

Although two Texas-domiciled defendants have been transacting business in Virginia by buying fiber optic cable from plaintiff Virginia corporation for a number of years, none of plaintiff company’s alleged causes of action are based upon a breach of any duty ...

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Husband’s Stock Sale Treated as Deferred Comp (access required)

In wife’s appeal of a trial court’s classification and distribution of the $12 million sale proceeds of ZipList, a mobile application for grocery lists developed by husband, the Court of Appeals finds no error in the circuit court’s treatment of ...

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