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Choice-of-Law Clause Covers Contract & Tort (access required)

In plaintiff medical diagnostics company’s suit against a Virginia company that manages intellectual property and monitors and renews clients’ patents registered in foreign countries, the Alexandria U.S. District Court says the parties’ choice-of law provision applies Virginia law to plaintiff’s ...

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Pre-departure Sentencing Guideline Range Controls (access required)

Joining all other federal appeals courts to consider this issue, the 4th Circuit holds that U.S. Sentencing Guideline Amendment 759 requires a district court at resentencing under Amendment 782 to calculate the “applicable guideline range” without applying any departures or ...

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Court Could Not Hear FINRA Disciplinary Challenge (access required)

A district court did not err in dismissing for lack of subject matter jurisdiction plaintiff financial advisors’ challenge to an ongoing disciplinary proceeding before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc., for selling unregistered securities in violation of the Securities Act ...

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Court Lost Jurisdiction After DOC Transfer (access required)

Although the Norfolk Circuit Court issued an order stating it would re­tain jurisdiction in the matter of de­fendant’s concurrent sentences for robbery and conspiracy to commit rob­bery, the court lost jurisdiction when the Department of Corrections took custody of defendant ...

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