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Virginia Noncompete Actions Stayed (access required)

In this action by employee the Alexandria U.S. District Court grants former employer’s motion to stay employee’s Virginia action pending a ruling on venue in employer’s more procedurally advanced Michigan action. Employee worked at former employer’s Ashland location. He signed ...

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No Diversity Jurisdiction in Insured’s Suit (access required)

The Richmond U.S. District Court grants insurance reciprocal’s motion to dismiss for lack of diversity homeowner’s action to recover $500,000 under a partial settlement with insured homebuilder; the weight of authority holds that a reciprocal has citizenship wherever it has ...

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Magistrate’s Discovery Sanctions Sustained (access required)

The magistrate judge properly sanctioned the United States $24,363 for evasive discovery tactics, the Norfolk U.S. District Court says. United States sued tugboat owner. During pretrial discovery, the United States delayed producing documents integral to tugboat owner’s defense.  Tugboat owner ...

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