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No Discovery Privilege for Corporate Fund Manager (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court denies reconsideration of its earlier decision overruling claims of privilege for certain communications between defendants and lawyers employed by the entity that serves as its collateral manager of investment funds; the court finds no authority ...

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Jurisdiction Approved in Veil-Piercing Case (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court accepts the magistrate judge’s recommendation and refuses to dismiss this contract action seeking to pierce the corporate veil of defendant affiliated companies, who allegedly purchased and shared plaintiff’s software licenses. Plaintiff Brainware Inc. sued defendant ...

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Parties Settled, But Can’t Seal Record (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court rejects the parties’ joint motion to seal the record after settlement of their case involving possible disciplinary action against plaintiff by a professional membership organization; the parties assert no significant interest that outweighs the public’s ...

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Economic Loss Rule Bars Tort Claims (access required)

In a pharmaceutical company’s suit against another drug manufacturer, plaintiff’s claims for breach of fiduciary duty, negligence and negligent supervision in defendant company’s development of a drug in its California lab for FDA approval and large-scale manufacture, a Loudoun Circuit ...

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