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Settlement class certified in pharmaceutical antitrust case (access required)

Although nonsettling defendants Glenmark and Merck objected to the certification of the settlement class on the basis that the court’s findings of fact and conclusions of law could prejudice them during their own class certification litigation, they could not demonstrate ...

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Easements granted for construction of natural gas pipeline (access required)

Where the parties’ contact contained choice of law and venue clauses that required application of Virginia law and that the suit be brought in Richmond, neither of those conditions prevented the litigation from being removed to federal court in Richmond. ...

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Employer prevails against former employee (access required)

Where the employer showed its former employee breached a contract and tortuously interfered with the employer’s business expectancy, the employer prevailed on these claims. A jury will decide damages. Background This case involves claims by TechINT Solutions Group LLC against ...

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Limitations statutes stop some claims in antitrust suit (access required)

Where two groups of plaintiffs in consolidated class actions against America’s leading manufacturers of interior molded doors alleged antitrust violations, the court applied statutes of limitations to narrow the suit and dismissed numerous state antitrust, consumer protection and unjust enrichment ...

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Investors could not sue over media statements (access required)

The fraud claims of Chinese investors who each invested approximately $500,000 in a start-up car company without reading the underlying investment documents were dismissed because the investors could not have justifiably relied on stray misstatements made by the company’s founders ...

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Investors did not justifiably rely on errant media statements (access required)

The fraud claims of Chinese investors who each invested approximately $500,000 in a start-up car company without reading the underlying investment documents were dismissed because the investors could not have justifiably relied on stray misstatements made by the company’s founders ...

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No arbitration for ‘rent-a-tribe’ lending contracts (access required)

Where plaintiffs entered into loan agreements with interest rates that far exceeded those allowed under Virginia’s usury laws, they were not compelled to arbitrate their claims as required under the contract because the arbitration clause’s attempt to disavow federal and ...

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