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Court Strikes City Council’s ‘Group Defamation’ Ban (access required)

A Charlottesville U.S. District Court enjoins enforcement of the Charlot­tesville City Council’s rule banning “group defamation” by speakers, who have three minutes each to speak on any topic during a “matters by the pub­lic” period at council meetings, against a ...

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No Early Injunction on Restrictive Covenant Claims (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court denies a preliminary injunction to plaintiff credit union, who alleges de­fendants have conspired to establish a new business to compete with the credit union’s previously acquired divi­sion to promote government loans, pur­chased from several of ...

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Test Adopted for Actions with Foreign Terrorist Group (access required)

In assessing defendant Somali na­tionals’ fundraising and Internet chat activities with other Somali natives working with the identified Foreign Terrorist Organization al-Shabaab (AS), an Alexandria U.S. District Court adopts a multi-factor test and con­cludes the husband-and-wife defen­dants were sufficiently associated ...

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Alternate Lead Plaintiff OK’d in Securities Case (access required)

In this securities fraud class action, the Alexandria U.S. District Court will not exempt an institutional investor with the largest loss from the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act’s requirement that a securities fraud plaintiff may serve as lead plaintiff in ...

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