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Company’s effort to seal ‘historical’ documents rejected (access required)

Historical pricing data, discussions about pricing and failed corporate expansion documents that were attached to motions or expert reports in an antitrust case will not be sealed because the public’s rights of access outweighed the litigants’ privacy concerns. Individual phone ...

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Federal credit union’s ‘citizenship’ clarified (access required)

Based on a “straightforward interpretation” of 28 U.S.C. § 1332(c)(1), which governs citizenship of corporations, the credit union is a citizen of Virginia because that is its principal place of business. This analysis was not changed by the fact the ...

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No fees from unrepresented siblings in partition case (access required)

Where appellant, relying on a police report, named the wrong person as the defendant driver in a personal injury case, appellant was entitled to file a new complaint naming the correct person after the statute of limitations expired. Background On ...

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Immunity bars challenge of gun purchase denial (access required)

Where plaintiff claims the state police violated his rights by denying his application to purchase a firearm, sovereign immunity bars the claim. The state police department, as an agent of the commonwealth, has sovereign immunity and there is no express ...

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