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Compensation determined for pipeline easement (access required)

The landowners’ bid to delay a trial over compensation for a natural gas pipeline easement failed, as did their untimely effort to supplement discovery. Moreover, because the landowners failed to provide admissible evidence that the amount of just compensation exceeds ...

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

Where a company constructing a 600-mile underground natural gas pipeline required an easement over the defendants’ property, and the landowners failed to respond to the complaint for eminent domain, the company was granted the easement and ordered to pay $133.57 ...

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Pipeline’s experts determined value of land in condemnation action (access required)

Mountain Valley Pipeline is constructing a natural gas pipeline and was granted easements over two parcels of land owned by the defendants. The company’s experts opined on the monies due to the landowners and because the landowners did not offer ...

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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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