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Notice ‘Delivery’ Needed for Little Miller Act (access required)

In plaintiff subcontractor’s suit against the general contractor and its payment surety under the Virginia Public Procurement, or “Little Miller Act,” the Norfolk Circuit Court says it will not consider as support for defendants’ summary judgment motion a USPS tracking ...

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‘Best Result’ for Client Earns Full Fee (access required)

After finding defendant owners of a closely held corporation individually liable for a breach of contract and entering summary judgment against plaintiff corporation for the full amount of damages requested by plaintiff, the Alexandria U.S. District Court awards plaintiff $134,640 ...

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High-Rise Building Copyright Claim Fails (access required)

In this suit alleging the design of a high-rise apartment building in McLean, Va., infringes on plaintiff architectural firm’s copyright for a condominium building in Minneapolis, the 4th Circuit upholds summary judgment for defendant design firm. Plaintiff Humphreys & Partners ...

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Sureties Can Collect on Indemnity Contract (access required)

Plaintiffs, sureties that issued numerous construction payment and performance bonds and are suing debtor Truland Entities to enforce collateral security and indemnification provisions in their Indemnity Agreements, win a summary judgment award of $16,790,728.42 in this decision by the Alexandria ...

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No False Ad Claim for ‘Bonded Leather’ Ads (access required)

Defendants, a furniture manufacture, a leather industry trade association and its laboratory and lab director, win summary judgment in a false advertising suit filed by a furniture covering designer that alleged defendants’ advertisements and statements referencing a “bonded leather” product ...

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Bieber Faces Revived Copyright Suit (access required)

A Virginia-based R&B singer/songwriter “DeRico” gets another chance to make his copyright infringement case against Usher and Justin Bieber who recorded several versions of plaintiff’s “Somebody to Love” song; the 4th Circuit reverses dismissal of the songwriters’ suit, saying a ...

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