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‘Jackie’s’ Response Adequate to Rule 45 Subpoena (access required)

In a University of Virginia associate dean’s defamation suit against Rolling Stone mag­azine, “Jackie,” a third-party respondent to a Rule 45 subpoena seeking communications by or referencing “Haven Monahan,” has sufficiently responded to the subpoena based on her lawyers having ...

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Background Check Case Can Go to Trial (access required)

Plaintiffs who assert they were denied employment on allegedly inaccurate and incomplete criminal histories supplied by defendant CoreLogic National Background Data LLC (NBD), which provides custom­ers access to a database of criminal record information, can try their claim that defen­dant ...

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No Business Tort Claims from Failed Venture (access required)

A businessman who, following bankruptcy of a struggling business venture, has sued his partners alleging various business tort claims, sees his claims for tortious inter­ference, fraud and business conspiracy dis­missed by the Norfolk U.S. District Court, on recommendations from the ...

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Jurisdiction Amount Set by Foreclosure Costs (access required)

A borrower who seeks a declaratory judg­ment that defendant Wells Fargo attempted to initiate foreclosure proceedings without providing the borrower with a proper pre-ac­celeration cure notice wins remand of her contract action to state court; the Richmond U.S. District Court ...

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Sport Gear License Agreement Not Enforceable (access required)

In this dispute between two companies that produce and sell sporting goods, in­cluding gear for the game of “FlingGolf” or “ThrowGolf,” the parties’ Nov. 2, 2014 “Term Sheet” discussing a possible license agree­ment involving a “Flingstick” was an “agree­ment to ...

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