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Judge blasts lawyers for attempt to seal settlement (access required)

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A federal judge in a medical malpractice wrongful death action berated lawyers for both sides for trying to keep settlement terms under wraps. U.S. District Judge Michael F. Urbanski on Jan. 28 said he was “appalled” to learn that attorneys ...

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Contractor Must Sue in South Korea (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court dismisses an aerospace service company’s contract action against defendant, concluding that defendant “company” is an arm of the South Korean government and the contracts’ forum selection clause requires suit in South Korea. Plaintiff Coastal Mechanics ...

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Court Seals Chair Maker’s Business Docs (access required)

In plaintiff chair manufacturer’s contract action against Starbucks Corp., a Norfolk U.S. District Court grants plaintiff’s motion to seal portions of its reply memorandum in support of a motion for the sanction of limiting Starbucks’ claim to chairs that have ...

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Claims Dismissed Against Insurance Adjusters (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court denies remand of an auto-accident plaintiff’s suit because  of his fraudulent joinder of nondiverse defendants, including insurance adjusters, who were not named in the assignment of rights under which plaintiff is suing; the Richmond U.S. ...

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Negligent Retention Claim Does Not ‘Relate Back’ (access required)

In this suit alleging decedent died from a massive overdose of morphine after defendant hospice nurses mistakenly crossed morphine and saline lines, the Buchanan County Circuit Court says plaintiff’s claim for negligent retention in her third complaint does not relate ...

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