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Court Applies Liquidated Damages Clause (access required)

In this contract dispute arising out of defendant’s alleged breach of a maritime contract for delivery of two gantry container cranes to plaintiff terminal in Portsmouth, the Norfolk U.S. District Court grants defendant’s motion to limit plaintiff terminal’s recoverable damages ...

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No tort claim for sharing ‘defamatory’ web links (access required)

An advertising company can’t sue a competitor for notifying potential customers about critical Internet postings, says a Norfolk federal court. Businesses know how online chatter can shape their reputations. With whole websites devoted to consumer complaints, wireless word-of-mouth can amplify ...

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Post-Conviction Ineffective Assistance Claims Fail (access required)

A Newport News U.S. District Court denies petitioner’s 28 U.S.C. § 2255 motion alleging ineffective assistance of counsel during his prosecution on drug charges and for identity theft. Petitioner seeks relief on four claims of ineffective assistance of counsel: 1) ...

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Ineffective Assistance Claim Baseless, Court Says (access required)

A Newport News U.S. District Court rejects petitioner’s claim that his appointed counsel provided constitutionally ineffective assistance when he allegedly neglected to interview two potential witnesses, had a conflict of interest and failed to file a severance motion, and the ...

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Treble Damages Awarded in Default Judgment (access required)

A Newport News U.S. District Court enters default judgment for a Colorado optical data storage company suing its former worldwide sales director for violation of a noncompete agreement and  misappropriation of trade secrets and confidential information; the court award $198,756  ...

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Copyright Suit Against Builder Dismissed (access required)

A Norfolk U.S. District Court dismisses a Florida architectural firm’s suit against a Virginia Beach customer home builder for copyright infringement, which fails to detail how defendants might have gained access to plaintiff’s copyrighted works or copied them; despite plaintiff’s ...

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