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Attorney’s Fees Awarded at NoVa Rates (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court awards defendant lender $20,000 in attorney’s fees that plaintiff borrower will have to pay should he bring a new lawsuit against defendant, after determining defendant was entitled to reasonable attorney’s fees for defendant’s costs for ...

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University President Out as Defendant (access required)

A Montgomery County Circuit Court dismisses, on res judicata grounds, Virginia Tech’s university president as a defendant in this negligence suit filed by the estates of two students who were fatally shot on April 16, 2007, but says plaintiffs’ claims ...

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TRO Issued in Confidential Info Case (access required)

A Harrisonburg U.S. District Court grants plaintiff’s request for a TRO to keep defendants from using any confidential information misappropriated from plaintiff company, based on testimony from a computer consultant about a defendant’s removal of technical information from a company ...

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Excessive Fee Petition Cut 65 Percent (access required)

After imposing attorneys’ fees for noncompliance with discovery in an action for misappropriation of trade secrets, the Alexandria U.S. District Court magistrate judge reduces plaintiff’s requested attorneys’ fees by 65 percent from $32, 257 to $11, 404; spending 83.10 hours ...

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No Jurisdiction for Security Clearance Revocation (access required)

The Alexandria U.S. District Court dismisses for lack of subject matter jurisdiction a federal employee’s suit challenging the revocation of his security clearance on various constitutional grounds; review is barred by Dep’t of Navy v. Egan, 484 U.S. 518 (1988), ...

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Managing Agents Can Be Deposed in Virginia (access required)

In an action for misappropriation of trade secrets, the Richmond U.S. District Court denies defendant foreign corporation’s motion for a protective order to prevent deposing three employees in Richmond, Virginia: Defendant’s counterclaim qualifies as a claim under Local Rule 30(a) ...

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