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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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No Transfer for Same-Sex Marriage Case (access required)

A Harrisonburg U.S. District Court denies a stay or transfer of a suit challenging the constitutionality of Virginia marriage laws barring same-sex marriage. Plaintiffs assert in their class-action complaint violations of their rights under the Due Process and Equal Protection ...

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