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Supreme Court ponders if forum selection clauses trump federal rules (access required)

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Forum selection clauses are commonly used to control where disputes can be adjudicated, particularly those arising from business and consumer contracts. But when a party files suit in a court other than the one specified in such an agreement, how ...

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Paper Fight: Lawyer seeking documents must buy transcript (access required)

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An Abingdon federal judge settled a discovery face-off between opposing lawyers with a ruling that brought cheers from court reporters weary of having their work copied and distributed for free. In a discovery dispute, U.S. Magistrate Judge Pamela Meade Sargent ...

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Suit Dismissed for No Discovery Response (access required)

A Charlottesville U.S. District Court dismisses with prejudice civil rights claims filed by three of the five plaintiffs who allege a Charlottesville city ordinance that restricts panhandling to certain areas violates their First Amendment rights; the court accepts the magistrate ...

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Potential Claimants Default on Renoir Painting (access required)

Potential claimants to an 1879 unsigned oil painting on linen by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, seized by the U.S. government on Oct. 2, 2012, pursuant to a seizure warrant, have filed executed waivers of service but have not otherwise answered or moved ...

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Court Won’t Seal Attorney Fee Request (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court denies plaintiff’s motion to file under seal itemized attorney time entries, attorney biographies and declaration of counsel submitted in support of its attorney’s fee request. Plaintiff argues the hourly rates charged by counsel and other ...

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Court Splits Pay Claims from Confidential Claims (access required)

A Lynchburg U.S. District Court grants defendant company’s motion to bifurcate trial of its claims, separating counts 1-3 alleging defendant failed to pay for materials ordered or purchased from plaintiff, from counts 4-5, which arise from a purported breach of ...

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