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Injunction Vacated for ‘Forum Shopping’ (access required)

In this litigation involving plaintiff surety’s $55 million in performance and payment bonds for five federal construction projects and undisclosed litigation in many other courts, defendant’s “procedural shenanigans” prompt a Richmond U.S. District Court to vacate an agreed preliminary injunction ...

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Unclear Deadline Creates ‘Excusable Neglect’ (access required)

An Abingdon U.S. District Court grants an extension of time for plaintiffs to respond to defendants’ summary judgment motion, as ambiguity in the scheduling orders supports plaintiffs’ claim of excusable neglect. In the initial scheduling order, the court instructed the ...

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‘Good Cause’ Shown for Protective Order (access required)

A Harrisonburg U.S. District Court denies reconsideration of a magistrate judge’s order determining that certain documents disclosed by defendant Excel Industries Inc. are confidential under the protective order entered in the case. Plaintiff argues the magistrate judge failed to require ...

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New Case Supports Tortious Interference Amendment (access required)

In light of a new Virginia Supreme Court case interpreting tortious interference law, an Alexandria U.S. District Court says a maritime security company can amend its complaint alleging tortious interference against a maritime lawyer who allegedly defamed the company in ...

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