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Securities Case Stayed for MDL Action (access required)

In this suit alleging misrepresentations in offerings of mortgage-backed securities (MBSs) or residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBSs) by defendant Countrywide Securities Corporation, the Richmond U.S. District Court grants defendant’s motion to stay pending possible action by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict ...

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Company Claims Research Contract Fraud (access required)

In this dispute over a company’s contract with a university research fund, the contractor states a counterclaim for fraud with allegations that plaintiff university misrepresented whether its process for converting vegetable oils into biodiesel was ready for commercialization, but the ...

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Employee With Grievance Alleges Defamation (access required)

Alleged critical comments about a Fairfax Police Department employee working unapproved overtime were “published” even though they were only communicated among department personnel directly involved in disciplinary matters; the Fairfax Circuit Court says plaintiff’s allegations of retaliation, ill will and ...

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Motor Carrier Agency’s Deadline Extension Was ‘Discretionary’ (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court dismisses this suit filed under the Federal Tort Claims Act alleging wrongful death caused by the negligence of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in allowing a bus carrier, Sky Express Inc., to operate at ...

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Comment ‘Published’ to Personnel File (access required)

A nurse may sue her employer for defamation based on another employee’s allegations that plaintiff nurse made derogatory comments about a number of patients, and for “publication” of additional allegations of unprofessional conduct to plaintiff’s personnel file; the Norfolk U.S. ...

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