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Tag Archives: Judge Liam O’Grady

Multiple contacts support jurisdiction over defendants (access required)

Where a financial company reached into Virginia to solicit business from a Virginia-based plaintiff, the agreement contemplated performance in Virginia, money was exchanged and defendants communicated with plaintiff in Virginia “hundreds of times” by phone and email, Virginia’s long-arm statute ...

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Coverage dispute over unlicensed psychologist proceeds (access required)

Where the carrier sought a declaration it had no duty to defend multiple underlying suits arising out of the insured’s retention of an unlicensed psychologist to treat patients because of misrepresentations made in the application, that claim could proceed. However, ...

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Material misrepresentations must be corrected (access required)

Where the plaintiff suing over a failed joint venture made material misrepresentations in several allegations in their second amended complaint and attached incorrect documents, they were ordered to correct all allegations inconsistent with the factual record. Although the case was ...

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Injunction imposed to preserve assets and evidence (access required)

Where Amazon alleged the defendants perpetuated a widespread scheme of kickbacks and fraudulent transactions that violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, and Amazon showed a need to preserve assets and evidence, the defendants were enjoined from disrupting any ...

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Cox can’t avoid $1 billion verdict, but can attempt to reduce award (access required)

In a copyright infringement suit brought by members of the music industry against Cox Communications, the jury’s award of $99,830 for each of the infringing works was supported by the evidence and was not unconstitutional. However, Cox will have an ...

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