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Damages Awarded for ‘Used Tires’ Cargo (access required)

Plaintiff, a foreign company operating as a common carrier providing worldwide ocean transportation services for containerized cargo, wins summary judgment and damages from defendant, a non-vessel operating common carrier, after abandonment of cargo represented as “auto parts” to be shipped ...

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Spoliation Sanctions Urged in Chair Defect Case (access required)

Starbucks, which claims plaintiff distributor sold it defective “Carlo” design chairs for its California stores, was on notice to preserve allegedly defective chairs in October 2013, after customer complaints of chair failures prompted Starbucks to remove the chairs, and the ...

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Court Seals Chair Maker’s Business Docs (access required)

In plaintiff chair manufacturer’s contract action against Starbucks Corp., a Norfolk U.S. District Court grants plaintiff’s motion to seal portions of its reply memorandum in support of a motion for the sanction of limiting Starbucks’ claim to chairs that have ...

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Contractor Has Fraud Claim for Research Contract (access required)

In this dispute over a company’s contract with a university research fund, defendant contractor has stated a counterclaim for fraud with allegations that plaintiff university misrepresented whether its process for converting vegetable oils into biodiesel was ready for commercialization; the ...

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