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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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Builder’s Suit Is Missing Owner Defendant (access required)

In this dispute arising from a design-build contract for a “ready room” at a property leased by non-party Executive Readiness Solutions LLC, plaintiff builder seeks additional recovery beyond amounts allegedly paid to settle the matter, and because the builder has ...

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Court Applies Test to Depose Opposing Counsel (access required)

In Ford Motor Company’s suit against National Indemnity Company for tortious interference with contract and business conspiracy, defendant NICO may not take the deposition of Ford’s lawyer to support its claim that the lawyer’s communications to NICO’s lawyer prompted Ford ...

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