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Foreclosure Set-Aside Suit Sent Back to State Court (access required)

In plaintiffs’ suit seeking rescission of a foreclosure sale, defendants timely removed the action after a Virginia state court issued a letter opinion dismissing claims against the non-diverse defendants, but the “voluntary-involuntary rule” bars removal, and the Richmond U.S. District ...

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Complaints About Prof’s Conduct Not Defamation (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court grants defendant university’s motion to dismiss a professor’s claim alleging her department chair defamed her by accusing her of speaking disparagingly about the department, having “meltdowns” and “temper tantrums” and complaining that she did not ...

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Copyright Owner Can’t Sue Multiple ‘John Does’ (access required)

Plaintiff copyright owner who is suing John Does 1-10 for illegally downloading plaintiff’s movie, “London Has Fallen,” is not entitled to discovery of the identities of John Does 2-10 from their internet service providers, based on plaintiff’s allegation that the ...

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Government Contractor’s Tort Claim Survives (access required)

In this litigation between a small-business contractor and its defendant subcontractor to provide the U.S. Army with energy efficient relocatable shelters for use in Kuwait, defendant sub wins summary judgment on plaintiff’s claim for damages for transportation and storage costs ...

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Contractor Faces FCA Claim for False Firearms Scores (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court denies judgment on the pleadings to defendant security services contractor in this suit alleging the contractor violated the False Claims Act in a false weapons qualification scheme and false billeting scheme for security personnel in ...

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Agency Climate Accord Emails Ar (access required)

In evaluating plaintiff Competitive Enterprise Institute’s FOIA request for unredacted U.S. State Department documents relating to the upcoming U.N. Climate Conference in Paris, France, that resulted in the Paris Climate Agreement, an Alexandria U.S. District Court says plaintiff is entitled ...

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