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No Secondary Coverage for Chinese Drywall (access required)

Having already concluded defendant townhomes have no coverage for damage from Chinese Drywall under the “pollution exclusion” in plaintiff carriers’ insurance policies, a Newport News U.S. District Court says the carriers have no obligations under secondary coverage provisions for damages ...

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Male Professors Sue NSU for Equal Pay (access required)

In this 66-year-old African-American male mathematics professor’s suit alleging violations of the Equal Pay Act by defendant Norfolk State University, the Norfolk U.S. District Court conditionally certifies a class of similarly situated male professors, based on NSU’s submission of its ...

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Fair Credit Claim Belongs in Federal Court (access required)

Plaintiff homeowners who alleged defendants wrongfully foreclosed on their home and then failed to follow through on a settlement agreement, must pursue their claims, including breach of contract claims in federal court; the Norfolk U.S. District Court says plaintiff’s claim ...

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Court Sees ‘Judicial Admission’ in Pleadings, Brief (access required)

In a contract for plaintiff VIA design firm to perform architectural services for development of a historical building in downtown Norfolk, defendant U.S. Development Company cannot now deny it was a party to the contract; the Norfolk U.S. District Court ...

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Court Applies Crime-Fraud Exception in Child Porn Case (access required)

In this child pornography prosecution, a Norfolk U.S. District Court says the crime-fraud exception applies and certain work product and attorney-client communications are no longer privileged; the court defers a decision on disqualification of defense counsel, who represented defendant when ...

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