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‘Procedural ploy’ was not filed in good faith (access required)

Where the plaintiffs initially filed suit in Illinois despite the fact that there was no personal jurisdiction over the defendants there, their subsequent Virginia suit, filed after the expiration of the two-year statute of limitations for personal injury cases, was ...

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Long-running patent dispute with Columbia remains in court (access required)

Although Symantec argued the remaining patent claims in a six-year dispute with the trustees of Columbia University were invalid because they constitute specific improvements in computer functionality, its bid for judgment was rejected because the remaining claims were viewed as ...

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Removal of case not blocked by choice of law and venue clauses (access required)

Where the parties’ contact contained choice of law and venue clauses that required application of Virginia law and that the suit be brought in Richmond, neither of those conditions prevented the litigation from being removed to federal court in Richmond. ...

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Trustee’s interpretation of settlement agreement affirmed (access required)

Where a settlement agreement was clear and unambiguous and not reasonably susceptible to the interpretation urged by one of the parties, the bankruptcy court’s decision, which adopted the interpretation urged by the trustee, was affirmed. Background This case concerns the ...

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Claim against background check provider struck for third time (access required)

Where the plaintiffs’ third attempt to plead plausible claims against a background check provider under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, was insufficient, the court dismissed the suit with prejudice. Background Plaintiffs’ three-count second amended class complaint alleges violations of the ...

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