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Attorney’s Fees Trimmed After Rule 68 Offer (access required)

A plaintiff who initially demanded over $100,000 from a mortgage servicer that allegedly violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act by failing to investigate plaintiff’s alleged delinquency, but who then accepted defendant’s Rule 68 Offer of Judgment for $5,000, is awarded ...

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Counterclaims Allowed in Antitrust Case (access required)

In plaintiff door manufacturer’s antitrust suit against defendant producer of interior molded doorskins, for allegedly terminating a Supply Agreement, merging with another doorskin producer and restricting its production of doorskins to use in its own manufacture of doors, the Richmond ...

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Fired employees’ $800K distress damages set aside (access required)

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A defense contractor that fired a husband-and-wife executive team after they filed a qui tam suit does not owe the couple $800,000 in damages for emotional distress, an Alexandria federal court has ruled. On May 19, U.S. District Judge Anthony ...

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