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Employer’s litigation conduct did not waive arbitration (access required)

A national staffing agency that was sued by its recruiters for overtime wages litigated various pretrial motions and engaged in discovery. However, it filed its first motion to compel arbitration shortly after the recruiters filed suit, the parties held discussions at ...

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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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Suit over new car purchase headed to arbitration (access required)

Where a woman agreed to arbitrate her claims against an auto dealership, the dispute was ordered to arbitration despite the agreement’s waiver of punitive damages because the waiver was not against public policy. Although she sought an evidentiary hearing regarding ...

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Rolling paper makers prevail against counterfeiters (access required)

Where cigarette rolling paper manufacturers established the defendants were liable for trademark counterfeiting, trademark infringement, false designation of origin and common law unfair competition, the manufacturers were awarded statutory damages, an injunction and costs. The counterfeiters were also ordered to ...

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