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Interpleader plaintiff gets less than one third of request (access required)

Although the interpleader plaintiff was entitled to recover its fees and costs, the court significantly reduced the requested hourly rate and number of requested hours. Background Pinnacle Bank froze the bank accounts of several affiliated companies because of IRS levies. ...

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Ex-student can proceed anonymously against university (access required)

The plaintiff, who alleged he was falsely accused of sexual assault, established the presumption of openness to judicial proceedings was outweighed by other factors, including the sensitive nature of the subject matter and the risk of retaliation to the plaintiff, ...

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Parties fail to prove they have right to intervene (access required)

Parties who claimed that sensitive and confidential personal information was at risk of being exposed in a suit brought by an insurer will not be allowed to intervene as defendants. Background RLI Insurance Company and Nexus Services Inc. entered into ...

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Investor failed to show why pleadings should be sealed (access required)

Before a motion and documents are unsealed, an insurer has 14 days to show that less drastic alternatives to sealing are unavailable or would not provide sufficient protection. Background Plaintiff RLI Insurance Company filed a motion to seal its motion ...

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Claim against Virginia-based defendant defeats diversity (access required)

Where homeowners sued a mortgage company and included a claim against the Virginia-based foreclosure company that foreclosed on their property, the case is remanded back to state court for a lack of complete diversity. Background Plaintiff alleges that he and ...

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