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Musical Chairs Game for Insurance Claimants (access required)

In plaintiff life insurance company’s interpleader action to resolve competing claims to life insurance proceeds by decedent’s children and her former daughter-in-law, the Harrisonburg U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge denies summary judgment to the daughter-in-law; although decedent had only one ...

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Website Photo Use Violated Copyright (access required)

A Charlottesville U.S. District Court grants plaintiff’s motion for default judgment in his copyright infringement action against defendant African American Matchmaking for violations of 17 U.S.C. § 101 et seq. by using plaintiff’s copyrighted photograph multiple times on the AAM ...

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Judge to mull attorney disqualification in fire case (access required)

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An Abingdon federal judge has scheduled a hearing to test claims that defense lawyers in an insurance coverage dispute should be disqualified for their handling of inside information accidentally made available by the opposing side. The case “may very well ...

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