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Civil Procedure – Venue – Forum Selection Clause – Unconscionability (access required)

A snack-food distributor cannot avoid his distributorship agreement’s forum selection clause by arguing it is an unconscionable contract of adhesion, and a Richmond U.S. District Court grants defendant snack-food company’s motion to transfer venue to the Middle District of Pennsylvania. ...

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Civil Procedure – Depositions – Foreign Corporation – International Traveler (access required)

In these consolidated trade secret and conspiracy cases, an Alexandria U.S. District Court vacates a magistrate judge’s order requiring managing agents for two foreign corporations to travel to Virginia for depositions; facilitating service of process on foreign defendants cannot be ...

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‘Spear’ stands alone

Denounced by plaintiffs’ lawyers, the groundbreaking decision in Spear v. Washington Metropolitan Airports Authority has found few friends in the Virginia judiciary. The latest judge to reject the “once-and-for-all ad damnum” rule of Spear is Franklin County Circuit Judge William ...

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