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Tag Archives: Judge Robert E. Payne

Consolidated Securities Fraud Action – Appointment of Lead Plaintiff – Conflict of Interest (access required)

Alexander Rice, Individually and on behalf of all other similarly situated, et al., v. Genworth Financial Incorporated, et al. (VLW 017-3-428, 36pp.) (Robert E. Payne, S.J.) 3:17cv59; E.D. Va. Two motions in a consolidated securities fraud action seek appointment as ...

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Counterclaims Allowed in Antitrust Case (access required)

In plaintiff door manufacturer’s antitrust suit against defendant producer of interior molded doorskins, for allegedly terminating a Supply Agreement, merging with another doorskin producer and restricting its production of doorskins to use in its own manufacture of doors, the Richmond ...

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‘Redistricting’ Plaintiffs Win $1.3M in Fees, Costs (access required)

In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s dismissal of an appeal of a three-judge panel’s decision that Virginia’s 3rd Congressional District reflects an unconstitutional racial gerrymander, the panel lifts the stay on its earlier award of $779,189.39 in attorney’s ...

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Foreclosure Set-Aside Suit Sent Back to State Court (access required)

In plaintiffs’ suit seeking rescission of a foreclosure sale, defendants timely removed the action after a Virginia state court issued a letter opinion dismissing claims against the non-diverse defendants, but the “voluntary-involuntary rule” bars removal, and the Richmond U.S. District ...

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Complaints About Prof’s Conduct Not Defamation (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court grants defendant university’s motion to dismiss a professor’s claim alleging her department chair defamed her by accusing her of speaking disparagingly about the department, having “meltdowns” and “temper tantrums” and complaining that she did not ...

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