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Jury to decide which party breached contract (access required)

Where a subcontractor providing laundry and linen services to a general contractor under that party’s contract with the University of Virginia sought liquidated damages and attorneys’ fees when its subcontract was ended early after UVA terminated the main contract, its ...

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Assets of pirate movie streaming site frozen (access required)

Where film companies showed that parties responsible for a pirate movie streaming website likely violated the Copyright Act and Lanham Act, thereby causing irreparable harm, the defendants’ assets were frozen. Background Plaintiffs—business entities involved in the film industry—seek a preliminary ...

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Declaratory judgment dismissed where breach already occurred (access required)

Where parties sought a declaratory judgment that factoring company was not entitled to payment because of an alleged breach, but the breach has already occurred and any damages were already suffered, the declaratory judgment counts were dismissed with prejudice. Background ...

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Peanut firms to pay $57M to settle price fixing case (access required)

Two peanut processors sued for depressing the price for runner peanuts will pay over $57.75 million to resolve claims brought by a class of peanut farmers after the court found the class-action settlement was adequate, conducted at arms-length and equitable. ...

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Defendant lacks legal obligation to plaintiff in collection case (access required)

Defendant is entitled to summary judgment in this collection case because plaintiff has produced no evidence of any legal obligation between defendant and the entity that defaulted on loans obtained from plaintiff. Facts Plaintiff FVCBank has sued defendant Transform Holdco ...

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No evidence of harm dooms false advertising claim (access required)

Where there were no factual allegations showing a company’s use of the trademark “REJUVenate” for disinfectants caused past lost sales, future lost sales or harm to reputation to another company that uses the trademark “Rejuvenate” for cleaning products, the false ...

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