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Federal interest rate applies to condemnation award (access required)

Where the federal court applies federal substantive law in condemnation cases, and the court previously ruled that the federal interest rate would apply to an award in a condemnation case involving the Mountain Valley Pipeline, the landowners’ claim for interest ...

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Miller Act doesn’t cover project manager’s clerical duties (access required)

The project manager’s Miller Act claim failed because any minor physical work he performed was incidental to his contractual duty to supervise, which is a clerical function that falls outside the Miller Act. Background Plaintiff worked as a project manager ...

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Peanut firms to pay $57M to settle price fixing case (access required)

Two peanut processors sued for depressing the price for runner peanuts will pay over $57.75 million to resolve claims brought by a class of peanut farmers after the court found the class-action settlement was adequate, conducted at arms-length and equitable. ...

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Landowners’ expert testimony limited in condemnation case (access required)

Where reference to comparable sales was wrong or speculative, possible pipeline hazards are not inherent in an easement and the substance of other appraisals was inadmissible hearsay, the landowners’ expert was barred from testifying on these topics in a condemnation ...

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