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Parties fail to prove they have right to intervene (access required)

Parties who claimed that sensitive and confidential personal information was at risk of being exposed in a suit brought by an insurer will not be allowed to intervene as defendants. Background RLI Insurance Company and Nexus Services Inc. entered into ...

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Investor failed to show why pleadings should be sealed (access required)

Before a motion and documents are unsealed, an insurer has 14 days to show that less drastic alternatives to sealing are unavailable or would not provide sufficient protection. Background Plaintiff RLI Insurance Company filed a motion to seal its motion ...

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Only two meetings with lawyer not enough to show ineffectiveness (access required)

Where an inmate claimed he was denied effective counsel because his lawyer met with him only twice, the court rejects the habeas writ  because there is no minimum number of meetings required of to provide effective representation. Other claims had ...

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Virginia Tech student’s due process rights not violated (access required)

Virginia Tech’s ministerial acts in reporting the academic status of a student on an F-1 visa who was arrested for weapons possession did not violate the student’s due process rights. Background Yunsong Zhao came to the United States on an ...

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Jurisdiction lacking over collection company owner (access required)

Because the plaintiff failed to sufficiently allege contact or connection between the owner of a debt collection agency and her FDCPA claim in the Western District, the court lacked personal jurisdiction. Background Betty West alleges that Americas Processing Center, Inc. ...

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Plaintiff could nonsuit after defendant’s motion to dismiss (access required)

Defendant objected to plaintiff’s notice of voluntarily dismissal without prejudice, which plaintiff filed after defendant moved to dismiss the suit. Defendant argued its motion to dismiss was actually a motion for summary judgment because it relied upon additional documents. The ...

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