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Omnibus Statute Does Not Save Airplane Coverage (access required)

In this insurance claim dispute involving plaintiff’s authorization of a non-insured pilot to fly plaintiff’s airplane, which was damaged when it crashed during an air show, the Alexandria U.S. District Court grants the insurance company’s motion for summary judgment; the ...

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Delayed Filing Blamed on Lawyer Family Illness (access required)

Plaintiff, an African-American female who served as Lead Personnel Security Specialist for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation since 2010, has her Title VII race and discrimination suit dismissed by the Alexandria U.S. District Court because she filed her complaint after ...

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No Defamation Claim Against Loan Servicer (access required)

A mortgage loan servicer wins summary judgment on plaintiff borrower’s suit alleging breach of contract and defamation for alleged misrepresentations that his account was delinquent; the Alexandria U.S. District Court says the servicer’s Notice of Assignment only assigned defendants an ...

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Panel Upholds Virginia House District Plan (access required)

In a 2-1 split of the three-judge panel, the Richmond U.S. District Court upholds the constitutionality of 12 Virginia House of Delegates districts against plaintiffs’ challenge asserting the redistricting plan demonstrates racial gerrymandering in violation of the 14th Amendment’s Equal ...

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Prosecutors Interfered with Witness Access (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court grants defendant’s motion for a three-week continuance because the government improperly interfered with defendant’s access to witnesses and likely influence over witnesses resulting from the government’s requests that potential witnesses notify the government if they ...

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FDCPA ‘Bona Fide Error’ Defense Not Barred (access required)

Defendant financial services company can assert a bona fide error defense to plaintiff homeowners’ suit alleging defendants’ collection activity for plaintiffs’ homeowners’ association dues violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices, without conceding any violation of the FDCPA; the Alexandria U.S. ...

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New Deadline Mooted Force Majeure Clause (access required)

Plaintiff Middle East Broadcasting Networks Inc. wins summary judgment in its contract action alleging defendant contractor failed to timely deliver a Blast Resistant Building to the network’s Baghdad business location, despite repeated extensions of the date of performance for the ...

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