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Tag Archives: Judge M. Hannah Lauck

Ex-officers cannot claim privilege for documents (access required)

Former corporate officers sued over an allegedly unlawful online lending scheme could not claim the protection of attorney-client privilege over documents between the company and its counsel, as the privilege was lost when the company changed management. U.S. District Judge ...

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Fourth Circuit RICO jurisdiction ruling applied (access required)

Where the Fourth Circuit previously held that the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations, or RICO, Act allows a plaintiff to establish personal jurisdiction over a defendant by effectuating service over the defendant in any district in which the defendant resides, ...

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Corporate officers can’t claim privilege over documents (access required)

Where former corporate officers who were sued for an alleged unlawful online lending scheme claimed privilege over documents between the company and its counsel, the argument was denied because the privilege was lost when control of the company passed to ...

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Tax preparer’s use of plaintiff’s trademark was confusing (access required)

Where a tax preparation company offers similar services to those offered by the plaintiff, its use of the plaintiff’s trademark on a Facebook page and pamphlets had the tendency to confuse customers. Background Liberty Tax Service sues several defendants for ...

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Sports arena waited too long to notify insurer of accident (access required)

Where an indoor sports arena waited 18 months before notifying its insurer about an accident on its premises, and the insurer experienced difficulty in investigating the accident, including interviewing witnesses, it had no duty to defend or indemnify the facility. ...

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School board suit transferred to Norfolk division (access required)

Where a mother alleged the school board violated her minor son’s Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Amendment rights, but the underlying events involving alleged possession and distribution of pornographic images of another minor took place in Virginia Beach where the parties ...

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