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No Intervention in AG’s Defense of Abortion Statute (access required)

In this suit challenging the constitutionality of the North Carolina “Woman’s Right to Know Act,” which requires certain informed consent procedures prior to performance of an abortion, the federal district court did not err in denying a motion to intervene ...

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Trade Office Actions Not ‘Commercial Activity’ (access required)

The Alexandria U.S. District Court dismisses this lawsuit filed by a Virginia company and its Belgian subsidiary against the Kingdom of Belgium, one of its trade offices and individuals acting pursuant to the Kingdom’s judicial functions, as the district court ...

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Bankruptcy Stay May Apply to Claims (access required)

In an appeal from the general district court in an unlawful detainer action, the Richmond Circuit Court will stay defendant’s motion to consolidate defendant’s pending claims in another case with this case, pending determination of whether defendant’s claims are subject ...

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No Personal Jurisdiction Over Chinese Company (access required)

In this patent infringement suit, a Roanoke U.S. District Court does not have personal jurisdiction over Ya Tai Electric Appliances Company, a Chinese corporation accused of marketing and selling a deployable fan-tail fishing kayak that allegedly infringes plaintiff Freedom Hawk ...

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No Personal Jurisdiction Over Japanese Company (access required)

A Lynchburg U.S. District Court says service of process on defendant Japanese company was sufficient despite having been returned to her for failure to include copies, but the court dismisses plaintiff’s products liability suit for lack of personal jurisdiction and ...

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