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Judge orders a 20-year ban in trade secrets case (access required)

In a rapid volley of court actions, a Korean company fighting a $920 million judgment for theft of trade secrets was hit with a “devastating” 20-year ban on sales of its body armor product, and then promptly won a stay ...

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No Discovery Privilege for Corporate Fund Manager (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court denies reconsideration of its earlier decision overruling claims of privilege for certain communications between defendants and lawyers employed by the entity that serves as its collateral manager of investment funds; the court finds no authority ...

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Jurisdiction Approved in Veil-Piercing Case (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court accepts the magistrate judge’s recommendation and refuses to dismiss this contract action seeking to pierce the corporate veil of defendant affiliated companies, who allegedly purchased and shared plaintiff’s software licenses. Plaintiff Brainware Inc. sued defendant ...

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No Attorney-Client Protection for Docs (access required)

After in camera review of approximately 100 documents, a Richmond U.S. District Court overrules defendants’ claim of attorney-client privilege on all documents; defendants have failed to show their relationship with another company’s lawyers to extend the privilege to those communications; ...

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Corporation ‘Resident’ in Norfolk, Not Richmond (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court says a comparison of defendant corporation’s contacts with both the Richmond and Norfolk divisions shows this suit alleging breach of a noncompete contract should be transferred to the Norfolk division; and defendant’s assertion of a ...

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