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Probate exception no bar to court’s jurisdiction (access required)

A wife alleging her now deceased and often-estranged husband fraudulently transferred marital assets to a trust can pursue her claims in federal court. Because the federal court complaint was filed before the probate court obtained jurisdiction over the property, the ...

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Four class actions transferred to New Jersey federal court (access required)

Four franchisees alleging a national tax preparation company violated the Sherman Act by including certain no-hiring and no-solicitation clauses in standard franchise agreements will have to pursue their cases in a New Jersey federal court after a court held venue ...

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Virginia is proper venue for copyright dispute (access required)

A copyright dispute over competing weight-loss books will be heard in Virginia, instead of Tennessee, because the suit was properly filed in Virginia by the Virginia-based plaintiff, and because the interests of justice did not substantially favor moving the case ...

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New York ad agency lack contacts with Virginia (access required)

A Virginia-based company cannot sue its New York-based advertising agency in Virginia because the agency did not have sufficient contacts with Virginia to be subject to personal jurisdiction here. Background New Venture Holdings LLC is a Virginia corporation and operates ...

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Pipeline company awarded easements in default (access required)

Where a pipeline company was unable to obtain necessary easements through an agreement with the affected landowners, and the affected landowners failed to respond to the company’s complaint in condemnation, the company was entitled to take possession of the easements ...

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Parties to consent decree should be included in action to approve it (access required)

The Commonwealth of Virginia was entitled to intervene in an action to approve a proposed consent decree to which it was a party and other parties with obligations under the proposed settlement agreement were joined in the action because they ...

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