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No Attorney-Client Protection for Docs (access required)

After in camera review of approximately 100 documents, a Richmond U.S. District Court overrules defendants’ claim of attorney-client privilege on all documents; defendants have failed to show their relationship with another company’s lawyers to extend the privilege to those communications; ...

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Company Demand for Document Review Denied (access required)

A natural gas company defending potential class-action suits for royalty payments cannot claim privilege as to the bulk of documents it has identified as protected, except for a memorandum concerning advice of counsel about potential litigation against a surface owner, ...

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Personal Jurisdiction from Website Ads (access required)

A Newport News U.S. District Court has personal jurisdiction over a New York defendant whose website advertised on-the-job training programs in Virginia, allegedly using marks and training materials from plaintiff’s company, in violation of the Lanham Act. Plaintiff Jeffrey Nelson ...

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Corporation ‘Resident’ in Norfolk, Not Richmond (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court says a comparison of defendant corporation’s contacts with both the Richmond and Norfolk divisions shows this suit alleging breach of a noncompete contract should be transferred to the Norfolk division; and defendant’s assertion of a ...

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Court Won’t Apply ‘Notice’ Requirements (access required)

A Wise County Circuit Court says Tennessee notice requirements do not apply in this personal injury suit against a cardiology practice group, as choice-of-law rules make clear that Virginia law governs this case. Since plaintiff filed this action in Virginia, ...

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No Personal Jurisdiction Over Foreign Banks (access required)

A Virginia federal court does not have personal jurisdiction over defendant banks based outside the U.S., in plaintiff spam-tracking network’s suit seeking class-action relief against defendants who provide credit-card processing services for individual defendants who allegedly operate illegal online pharmacies ...

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