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Fees for Lawyers, Expert Ordered as Sanctions (access required)

In this dispute between competing marketing companies over a former employee’s alleged sharing of plain­tiff ’s trade secrets and confidential in­formation with defendants, and falsely denying that he had done so, the Al­exandria U.S. District Court sanctions the former employee ...

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Former Client Sanctioned for Improper Removal Actions (access required)

Following a “trilogy of unsuccessful and baseless attempts” to remove a state court contract action to federal court, an Alexandria U.S. District Court imposes a pre-filing clearance injunction and a $500 sanction on a former client sued for fees by ...

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Restaurant Can Sue in Liquor-License Dispute (access required)

A district court erred in applying the Rooker-Feldman doctrine to decline to hear a restaurant’s suit challenging a Maryland state agency’s imposition of conditions on the restaurant’s liquor license; the 4th Circuit says the restaurant is not requesting appel­late review ...

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