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Discovery Ordered in Unfair Trade Case (access required)

The Richmond U.S. Magistrate Judge compels discovery by corporate parties in international unfair trade practice litigation: defendants must provide bank account and wire transfer details and plaintiffs must provide a representative prepared to address travel expense and technical testing issues ...

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Implied Covenant Protects Defaulting Borrower (access required)

The Richmond U.S. District Court denies lenders’ motion to dismiss borrower’s complaint alleging breach of contract, equitable estoppel and constructive fraud in connection with the foreclosure sale of his home; the court says borrower stated a claim as to breach ...

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Jury Should Decide Retaliation Claim (access required)

The Richmond U.S. District Court denies summary judgment for employer in a Title VII action alleging retaliatory termination for reporting sexual harassment of an employee with whom the terminated employee had had an adulterous affair; the parties’ conflicting allegations presented ...

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Subtract ‘John Doe,’ Case Stays in Federal Court (access required)

In this premises liability action in which a commercial tenant sues for injuries from defendant realty company’s alleged use of merphos, a banned pesticide, a Richmond U.S. District Court denies plaintiff’s motion to remand; by ignoring a fictitiously named John ...

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Va. Calibration Test DNA on Federal Parkway (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court affirms defendant’s conviction for speeding on the George Washington Memorial Parkway, despite defendant’s claim the magistrate judge improperly admitted readings of a Lisar laser device without proving recent calibration; because Virginia’s guidelines for calibrating speed-detection ...

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