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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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No ‘Bias’ Recusal After Seven-Week Trial (access required)

Defendant Kolon Industries, who lost a multi-million dollar suit filed by plaintiff DuPont alleging misappropriation of trade secrets involving DuPont’s KEVLAR aramid fibers, loses its post-trial recusal motion in Richmond U.S. District Court contending the presiding judge, a former law ...

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No ‘Claw-Back’ for Company Docs (access required)

In plaintiff company’s show cause proceeding alleging defendant software company is violating an injunction plaintiff won to prevent defendant from making, using or selling certain product configurations and services, the Richmond U.S. District Court declines to allow defendant to “claw ...

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Trade Secret Damage Award Reduced (access required)

Following a jury verdict awarding plaintiff  $919.9 million in compensatory damages for defendant’s willful and malicious misappropriation of 149 trade secrets, the Richmond U.S. District Court awards plaintiff $350,000 in punitive damages:  Virginia’s Uniform Trade Secrets Act caps punitive damages ...

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