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No Immunity from Arbitration Attempt (access required)

In this dispute between Ford Motor Company and defendant insurance company over the carrier’s cessation of payments under a stop-loss insurance policy, a Richmond U.S. District Court denies the insurance company’s motion for summary judgment claiming the Noerr-Pennington doctrine immunizes ...

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Default Upheld in Car-Part Contract Claim (access required)

A Norfolk Circuit Court declines to set aside a default judgment of $6,555 in favor of plaintiff D.W. Boyd Corporation, a company that sells and repairs industrial equipment, against defendant William H. Coon, a Michigan “high performance engine enthusiast, hobbyist ...

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Company & Lawyers Ordered to Pay Sanctions (access required)

In this government contract dispute, an Alexandria U.S. District Court upholds a recommendation to sanction plaintiff company and its in-house and outside lawyers for the company’s “business decision” not to comply with court orders to produce an important witness for ...

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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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