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Federal appeals court resurrects class action against Family Dollar (access required)

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A divided 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has given new life to a once-floundering class action lawsuit alleging gender discrimination by the Family Dollar discount chain. The ruling allows the plaintiffs in Scott v. Family Dollar Stores (VLW 013-2-185) to ...

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Company’s late disclosure prompted judge’s ire (access required)

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Imagine that after five years of litigating a complicated patent case, you’re headed into a jury trial in federal court. Now imagine you represent the plaintiff and you call your first witness. The judge speaks: “Ladies and gentleman of the ...

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Supreme Court ponders if forum selection clauses trump federal rules (access required)

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Forum selection clauses are commonly used to control where disputes can be adjudicated, particularly those arising from business and consumer contracts. But when a party files suit in a court other than the one specified in such an agreement, how ...

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