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Investor seeking ownership sues after terms changed – $1,429,275 Verdict (access required)

The case involved claims of fraudulent inducement, breach of contract, and quantum meruit arising from defendant Akira Technologies Inc.’s solicitation of a $250,000 investment from plaintiff Inna Bochkova in the spring 2011. Akira is a small government contractor that was ...

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Volvo granted injunctive relief in suit against dealerships (access required)

Volvo showed a likelihood of success on its claim that commercial-truck dealership owners likely violated a right of first refusal in their agreement with Volvo. Background Defendants Truck Enterprises Inc., James E. Hartman, Truck Enterprises Roanoke Inc., Truck Enterprises Lynchburg ...

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Plaintiff awarded over $10.9 million in damages (access required)

Defendants entered into various agreements with Greensill Capital, a financial institution, whereby Greensill agreed to pay certain invoices incurred by defendants in the operation of their business, with the understanding that defendants would repay Greensill in accordance with the terms ...

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Attorney’s fees’ provision in student enrollment contract unconscionable (access required)

Flint Hill School’s enrollment contract requires the parent to pay the school’s fees and costs in any litigation, irrespective of which side prevails. In advance of a suit for breach of contract against the school, a parent sought a declaratory ...

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Third-party contracts could be double dealing (access required)

A factfinder could conclude that a rail company bargained in bad faith in its contract with a coal shipper. Evidence supported an inference that the rail company actively incentivized third parties to frustrate the shipper’s performance and then refused good-faith ...

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Top Op Digest: State-law claims for damage to stored property not pre-empted (access required)

Based on plausibly-alleged alternative theories of when her personal property sustained water damage, a plaintiff’s state-law claims against the company that both stored and shipped her property were not pre-empted by federal law governing interstate carriers. Background As alleged in ...

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