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‘Common Interest’ Privilege Protects Docs (access required)

A Lynchburg U.S. District Court overrules plaintiff’s objections to the magistrate judge’s order requiring production of 30 documents withheld on the basis of the common interest privilege asserted by a non-party to this matter. Plaintiff asserts that non-party Crane & ...

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FDCPA Suit Stays in Federal Court (access required)

A Charlottesville U.S. District Court denies plaintiff’s motion to amend her complaint alleging violations of federal and state law arising from defendant mortgage company’s 130 debt-collection calls that disrupted her home-based business and included harassment by defendant’s agent, but the ...

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Jury to Set Damages in TV Signal Piracy Case (access required)

In this case arising out of the receipt of unauthorized distribution of DIRECTV satellite programming to thousands of viewers at Massanutten Resort, orchestrated by defendants Randy Coley and East Coast Cablevision, the Harrisonburg U.S. District Court has determined that these ...

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RICO Claim Advances Without Contract Claim (access required)

Although plaintiff’s RICO claim against defendant John Wynne involving sale of a riding center will go forward, the Lynchburg U.S. District Court denies plaintiff’s motion to reinstate a state law contract claim against additional defendants. Here, I note that when ...

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No Remand for Consolidated Dec Actions (access required)

A Roanoke U.S. District Court grants defendant insurance carrier’s motion to consolidate these two declaratory judgment actions, and realigns the defendants in the underlying tort suit as coplaintiffs in the declaratory judgment action. Plaintiffs brought separate actions against Western Heritage ...

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