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Public Adjuster Docs Protected by Work Product (access required)

In this litigation over insurance coverage for a shopping center fire, documents prepared by a public adjuster hired by the shopping center to assist in pursuing claims against defendant National Surety are protected by the attorney work product privilege, says ...

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‘Harsh Result,’ But Refiled Personal Injury Suit Dismissed (access required)

In this personal injury litigation after a 2005 auto accident, with multiple complaints filed by plaintiff passenger and the intervening death of defendant driver, a Fairfax Circuit Court says plaintiff’s complaint filed in 2010 is time-barred. On Oct. 23, 2005, ...

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Plaintiff Gets Docs Under Crime/Fraud Exception (access required)

In this suit under the False Claims Act, an Alexandria U.S. District Court magistrate judge says there is a prima facie case that defendant Oracle misrepresented certain pricing practices during contract negotiations with the government, and offered commercial customers discounts ...

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Warehouse In Virginia, But Execs’ Contacts Not Enough (access required)

A defendant corporation’s contacts with the forum state are not reflexively attributed to a corporate agent for jurisdictional purposes, and a Richmond U.S. District Court says plaintiff paper company, which alleges defendant company and its two executives sold paper it ...

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Contract Counterclaim Against FLSA Plaintiff Dismissed (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court magistrate judge dismisses an employer’s counterclaim against plaintiff, who sued for overtime pay, because employer makes only conclusory assertions and does not allege facts supporting his claims that plaintiff is liable to repay a loan ...

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