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Judge derails ‘Vienna Metro’ fee standard for lease case (access required)

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Rejecting the touchstone Vienna Metro attorney fee matrix widely used in Northern Virginia fee-shifting cases, U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III cut a fee request by one third for what he described as a “straightforward lease dispute.” The decision came ...

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Rules Direct Arbitrator to Decide (access required)

Because a Shareholders Agreement between plaintiff German companies and defendant Virginia company requires arbitration of “all disputes, claims or controversies” and further specifies arbitration under rules of the Vilnius Court of Commercial Arbitration, which call for the arbitrator to decide ...

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