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Meaning of ‘commercially reasonable efforts’ clarified (access required)

Where an asset purchase agreement required the purchaser to use “commercially reasonable efforts” to market and sell a pharmaceutical drug, the court clarified how the business interest privilege affected this obligation. Background This matter comes before the court following extensive ...

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Agent’s suit claiming Allstate stole his clients is dismissed (access required)

Where an insurance agent sued Allstate for giving his book of business to another agent, but the agency agreement provided that all insurance policies were owned by Allstate, the conversion claim failed as a matter of law. Background Keith Hallacher ...

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Damages properly awarded for breached agreement (access required)

Where the purchasers did not close on the sale of two commercial buildings, the trial court correctly determined the purchasers breached the sales contract after rejecting their argument that the parties voluntarily terminated the deal. Further, the trial court correctly ...

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Forum-selection clause enforced to transfer case (access required)

Where the parties agreed that any dispute would be litigated in the Eastern District of Virginia, a company alleging fraudulent conduct in connection with cash advance agreements must litigate its claims in the EDVA. Although one count was not subject ...

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No federal question jurisdiction over contract dispute (access required)

Where parties disputed whether the plaintiff’s right to purchase an affordable housing development was triggered, there was no federal question jurisdiction. Although the housing development was created to take advantage of federal tax credits, resolution of the claims did not ...

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Staffing company sued for tortious interference (access required)

Where a staffing company allegedly engaged in “sharp dealing” when it induced employees to breach valid restrictive covenants with their prior employer, the tortious interference claim survived a motion to dismiss. Background Apex Systems LLC alleges that Beacon Hill Staffing ...

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