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Jurisdiction Amount Set by Foreclosure Costs (access required)

A borrower who seeks a declaratory judg­ment that defendant Wells Fargo attempted to initiate foreclosure proceedings without providing the borrower with a proper pre-ac­celeration cure notice wins remand of her contract action to state court; the Richmond U.S. District Court ...

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Interior Designer Pays Price for Poor Work (access required)

Due to defendant interior design com­pany’s failure to respond to discovery and otherwise defend against plaintiff client’s suit, an Alexandria U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge awards plain­tiff a default judgment in her suit al­leging breach of contract, trespass and violation ...

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Costs Denied for Nonparty Document Production (access required)

A Roanoke U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge denies a nonparty’s motion seeking the $20,767 as costs of production of documents subpoenaed by plaintiff Seventh Day Adven­tists in their Title VII religious discrimina­tion suit against their employer; given the vast disparity ...

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Georgia Trucking Company Faces Negligent Hiring Claim (access required)

An interstate trucking broker in Geor­gia is subject to specific jurisdiction ina Harrisonburg U.S. District Court in a wrongful death action alleging the negli­gent hiring and retention of a driver of a load of frozen chicken had an extensive criminal ...

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Client Owes Lawyer for Improper Removal (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court up­holds a magistrate judge’s order requiring plaintiff lawyer’s client to pay plaintiff $3,325.75 in actual expenses, including attorney’s fees, for the client’s improper removal of the lawyer’s collection action to federal court after it had ...

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Federal Court Cannot Hear Physician License Suit (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court will abstain from considering a former Virgin­ia-licensed physician’s suit against the Virginia Board of Medicine and Virginia Commonwealth University for claims in­cluding a failure to relicense him on the basis of a prior felony conviction ...

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