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Higher Coverage for Embezzlement Rejected (access required)

An insurance broker who served as treasurer for plaintiff volunteer fire company and handled its insurance coverage, who committed suicide after increasing commercial crime coverage and embezzling $500,000, did not make an affirmative misrepresentation when he failed to provide information ...

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No Supervisor Liability in Pregnancy Bias Case (access required)

An administrative assistant for an eye surgery center cannot sue two supervisors in their individual and official capacities for alleged pregnancy discrimination that prompted her termination; the Norfolk U.S. District Court accepts the magistrate judge’s recommendation to dismiss the supervisors ...

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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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Fair Credit Claim Belongs in Federal Court (access required)

Plaintiff homeowners who alleged defendants wrongfully foreclosed on their home and then failed to follow through on a settlement agreement, must pursue their claims, including breach of contract claims in federal court; the Norfolk U.S. District Court says plaintiff’s claim ...

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Valve Only Used for ‘Ordinary Purpose’ (access required)

In Norfolk Coating’s suit against Sherwin-Williams for breach of contract, breach of implied warranty and fraud related to Sherwin-Williams’ allegedly faulty refurbishment of a sprayer that resulted in peeling paint on ballast tanks painted by Norfolk Coating, the Norfolk U.S. ...

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