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CEO dodges service of suit, carrier dodges coverage (access required)

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A legal malpractice carrier won a default judgment against a lawyer’s unhappy client, even though the client said the carrier had served the wrong agent in the carrier’s declaratory judgment action. The carrier was suing for a declaratory judgment that ...

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Noncompete restricting info source ‘overbroad’ (access required)

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An employer lost its opening bid to stop a former manager from working for an alleged competitor in a multi-state home-building business, when an Alexandria federal court denied the employer’s motion for a preliminary injunction on Feb. 14. In arguing ...

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Student Loan Debtor Has Fair Debt Claims (access required)

A plaintiff owing money for student loans has stated claims under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act against defendant collection agency for a letter’s alleged false representations that defendant was authorized to and about to garnish plaintiff’s wages, but the ...

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No Suppression for NIT Warrant Delay (access required)

The government’s delay in serving a warrant for use of a Network Investigative Technique to uncover defendant’s child pornography computer files accessed through “Playpen,” a website that facilitated distribution of child pornography, does not require suppression of evidence for an ...

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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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