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Surety Wins $1.6M Default Judgment (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court accepts a magistrate judge’s recommendation to award plaintiff insurance company $1.6 million in its suit against defendant construction company for losses the insurance company sustained when it made payments under its surety bonds. This dispute ...

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No Immunity from Arbitration Attempt (access required)

In this dispute between Ford Motor Company and defendant insurance company over the carrier’s cessation of payments under a stop-loss insurance policy, a Richmond U.S. District Court denies the insurance company’s motion for summary judgment claiming the Noerr-Pennington doctrine immunizes ...

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Judge trims Ford’s claims in insurance suit

Ruling that Michigan law, not Virginia law, applies to Ford Motor Co.’s suit over delayed insurance payments, a Richmond federal judge has ended Ford’s chance to recover triple damages under the Virginia Business Conspiracy Act. Ford is headed for trial ...

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No Double Duty for Lawyer as Trial Counsel/Witness (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court grants defendant indemnity company’s motion to disqualify or limit the trial role of a lawyer who represents plaintiff Ford Motor Company on contract and tortious interference claims; defendant is relying on a conversation and emails ...

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