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No class claim against Equifax, appeals court says (access required)

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A major credit reporting agency will not face a class action suit by Virginia residents with potentially inaccurate Virginia court judgments on their credit reports. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed an order certifying a class in a ...

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Complaint Meets ‘Double Designation’ Test (access required)

A defendant who removed a contract action to federal court has satisfied the “double designation” rule for alleging diversity jurisdiction based on allegations in plaintiff’s state court complaint and in the notice of removal, and the Richmond U.S. District Court ...

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Partial Win in Asset-Discovery Motion (access required)

In plaintiff company’s attempt to collect on a multi-million dollar award in a trade-secrets case, a Richmond U.S. District Court partially grants plaintiff’s motion to compel asset-related discovery by ordering defendant to produce customer identity information in the wake of ...

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Foreclosure Fight Remanded to State Court (access required)

A plaintiff who appealed an unlawful detainer decision against him in state court and then filed his own quiet title action can defeat defendant mortgage association’s federal court removal of plaintiff’s quiet title action under the “prior exclusive jurisdiction doctrine,” ...

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Employer Wins Age Discrimination Suit (access required)

A cleaning services technician for VCU Health System who alleges he was repeatedly passed over for promotions due to age discrimination loses his suit alleging age discrimination as the Richmond U.S. District Court grants summary judgment for defendant. Plaintiff’s hostile ...

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Joint Venture ‘Fraud’ Claim Dismissed (access required)

A company that consulted on regulatory compliance for the pharmaceutical industry that had a joint venture with a software company to develop and market compliance software can sue the software company for a declaratory judgment that it’s part-owner of the ...

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