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Lawyer Fined, But Discovery Response Approved (access required)

Although plaintiff continues to complain that defendant lawyer has not complied with discovery orders in this suit alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Virginia Consumer Protection Act, the Richmond U.S. District says defendant’s responses are ...

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‘Conversion’ Covers Intangible Property (access required)

In this multi-million dollar intellectual property case, a Richmond U.S. District Court grants judgment as a matter of law to defendant Kolon Industries Inc. on plaintiff DuPont’s claims for conversion and civil conspiracy; the federal court says Virginia courts would ...

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Payne: Go slow on litigation reforms (access required)

SALEM—Business groups may be squealing about litigation costs, but a senior federal judge urges caution on discovery restrictions. In fact, Richmond Senior U.S. District Judge Robert E. Payne says big corporate defendants may share the blame for expensive lawsuits because ...

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Default Set Aside, Despite Counsel’s Confusion (access required)

In plaintiff sales executive’s contract action against his former employer, the Richmond U.S. District Court accepts the magistrate judge’s recommendations to seal documents filed by plaintiff and redact proprietary and confidential information, and to vacate the default judgment against defendant ...

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DuPont Win in Monopolization Case (access required)

In this lengthy litigation between DuPont and Kolon Industries over trade secrets and confidential information concerning para-aramid fiber, a Richmond U.S. District Court grants summary judgment to DuPont on Kolon’s antitrust claim alleging monopolization and attempted monopolization. The 4th Circuit ...

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Recusal Motion Untimely in Antitrust Case (access required)

Defendant Kolon Industries, who is pursuing an antitrust counterclaim after losing a multi-million dollar case filed by DuPont alleging misappropriation of trade secrets involving DuPont’s KEVLAR aramid fibers, now loses its post-trial recusal motion in Richmond U.S. District Court contending ...

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