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Economic Loss Rule Knocks Out Claim Against Engineer (access required)

In this diversity case claiming damages for failure to properly design a building foundation, the individual defendant, a principal in the defendant engineering firm, wins judgment on the pleadings because the damages claim is barred by Virginia’s economic loss rule ...

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Surety’s Sales Brochure Had ‘False Advertising’ (access required)

Plaintiff demolition company wins its false advertising claim and a refund of its premium for a surety bond, as defendant surety’s sales brochure misrepresented that the bond in question would meet all requirements of the Federal Acquisitions Regulations for plaintiff’s ...

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Tortious Interference Claims Support Conspiracy Suit (access required)

A transmission shop owner suing for statutory business conspiracy can support that suit by alleging the “unlawful acts” of tortious interference with contract and with business expectancy, the Supreme Court of Virginia says in response to two certified questions, and ...

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Auto company recovers for non-payment of insurance claims – $22,079,207 Settlement (access required)

Ford Motor Company sued the National Indemnity Company (NICO) in November 2012 alleging that NICO, through an affiliate, Resolute Management Inc., took control over and stopped the payment of $20 million in “non-batch” product liability claims owed to Ford by ...

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