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Commercial painter’s lawsuit did not breach forum-selection clause (access required)

A lawsuit brought by a commercial painter for unpaid painting and cleaning services did not breach a forum-selection clause in the parties’ master services agreement, or MSA, because that clause applied only to future work. Background This breach of contract ...

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Cox can’t avoid $1 billion verdict, but can attempt to reduce award (access required)

In a copyright infringement suit brought by members of the music industry against Cox Communications, the jury’s award of $99,830 for each of the infringing works was supported by the evidence and was not unconstitutional. However, Cox will have an ...

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Seller of fake Lamborghini products must pay $6 million judgment (access required)

A man sued for allegedly marketing and selling counterfeit Lamborghini-marked merchandise failed to show he was improperly served or that default was improperly entered. Where the owners of the Lamborghini trademark and corporate affiliates sufficiently pleaded trademark and false designation ...

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UVa dorm contractor has defense to subcontractor’s claim (access required)

Although a general contractor on a dormitory project at the University of Virginia failed to respond to a subcontractor’s complaint over unpaid invoices by the due date, its motion to vacate default was granted. The general contractor had a meritorious ...

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Peanut farmers assert processors engaged in price fixing (access required)

Where a group of peanut farmers alleged that processors had a motive to depress the price of Runner peanuts, providing facts connecting issued price offers to the Runner peanut market and alleging efforts to coordinate price offers and conceal actual ...

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Defendants did not obstruct justice in prior lawsuits (access required)

The plaintiffs could not claim the defendants conspired to obstruct justice by denying them access to the courts in violation of the First and 14th Amendments because the record shows that the plaintiffs previously filed two lawsuits—a bias suit against ...

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Maine business may sue without certificate of authority (access required)

A Virginia statute requiring a foreign corporation that is “transacting business” in Virginia to obtain a “certificate of authority” did not apply to a Maine-based recruiting firm that brought suit over unpaid commissions. The firm’s communications into the state about ...

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