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Tag Archives: Judge Paul V. Niemeyer

Lockheed Martin dodges claims arising out of $7B sale (access required)

Where a company alleged that Lockheed Martin and other defendants conspired to “cut it out” as the broker for a large, complex international military procurement transaction, but the court lacked subject matter jurisdiction over the tort claims, and the antitrust ...

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Virginia wounding and murder are crimes of violence (access required)

Where unlawful wounding proscribed by Virginia Code § 18.2-51 meets the criteria for a crime of violence, and where Virginia murder’s requirement of extreme recklessness satisfies the mens rea of a “crime of violence,” the defendant’s contrary arguments were rejected. ...

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$1.55 million arbitration award survives attack (access required)

Where a Singaporean arbitration award was entered against the defendant for $1.55 million, plus legal fees and arbitration costs, his subject matter jurisdiction, personal jurisdiction and merits attacks on that award were rejected. Background Following a dispute over an agreement ...

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‘Small business debtor’ can’t discharge $4.7M judgment (access required)

Where the Bankruptcy Code provides that small business debtors are not entitled to discharge certain categories of debt, including debts “for willful and malicious injury by the debtor to another entity or to the property of another entity,” a debtor ...

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Consultant awarded $1.9M for zoning approval services (access required)

Where a reasonable person would conclude a consultant was entitled to compensation after he fully performed under the parties’ contract, the court did not err in awarding damages using unjust enrichment principles. Background In connection with two undeveloped parcels of ...

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