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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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Non-party subpoena quashed in Mississippi death penalty challenge (access required)

Where plaintiffs challenging Mississippi’s death penalty practices subpoenaed the Virginia Department of Corrections in the hopes of gathering information that would help them prove deficiencies in Mississippi’s practices, the subpoena was quashed because the department had already produced relevant information ...

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Bifurcation of claims did not prejudice defendant (access required)

Where bifurcation of defendant’s misappropriation of trade secrets claims did not prejudice the defendant’s ability to defend against plaintiff’s antitrust and breach of contract claims and the verdict in the antitrust and breach of contract trial was amply supported, a ...

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