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Suit alleges former employee diverted business to competitor – $1,800,000 Settlement (access required)

An IT product solutions reseller brought a six-count complaint against a former employee and the competitor company who hired the former employee, alleging breach of contract, breach of duty of loyalty, statutory conspiracy to injury Govplace, common law conspiracy, tortious ...

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No Proof for Post-Termination Commissions (access required)

Although the jury awarded plaintiff, who was terminated by defendant Anonymizer Inc., $139,458.17 in commissions for defendant’s breach of its sales incentive plan, the Fairfax Circuit Court denies plaintiff’s motion to reconsider an award of post-termination commissions. Plaintiff presented insufficient ...

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Plaintiffs claim acetaminophen toxicity led to child’s liver failure – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Dec. 17, 2008, a 6-year-old girl suffered fulminant liver failure and encephalopathy, necessitating a liver transplant and leading to permanent brain injury. The plaintiffs claimed that the child’s liver failed as a result of acetaminophen she received in the ...

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Court Awards $880K Sanctions Against Lawyer, Client (access required)

A divorcee who persisted in her legal action for an accounting of a trust fund belonging to her ex-husband, despite receiving numerous documents and offers of assistance in document review from his lawyers, is sanctioned, along with her lawyer, for ...

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Economic Loss Rule Bars Fire Loss Claim (access required)

A construction company sued by an insurance carrier that covered homeowners’ fire loss allegedly caused by a faulty light fixture cannot bring cross-claims for breach of warranty against the manufacturer of the light fixture’s light switch; the Fairfax Circuit Court ...

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Judge hits pair for sanctions of $881K (access required)

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A “scorched-earth” litigation campaign mounted by a divorcee and her lawyers against the woman’s ex-husband has prompted a Fairfax County judge to impose a record-breaking $880,748.26 sanction award against both the client and the lawyers. The sanctions award ordered by ...

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