Tag Archives: Judge Robert E. Payne

Top Op Digest: Privilege doesn’t attach to valuation documents (access required)

Financial documents submitted to a valuation company and later sought by subpoena were not privileged under either attorney-client privilege or the work-product doctrine. In any event, the defendant’s motion to quash the subpoena was untimely filed. Background This action revolves ...

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Affirmative defense not provable without expert testimony (access required)

Plaintiff Robert Benedict sues Hankook Tire Company for the production and distribution of an allegedly defective tire. Benedict seeks summary judgment as to the Defendants’ affirmative defense of contributory negligence. Expert opinions lacking The standard of care applicable in this case is ...

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Anticompetitive effects present jury questions (access required)

Several genuine disputes prevented summary judgment in a door manufacturer’s antitrust suit against the company that provided its manufacturing equipment. Background Plaintiff Steves and Sons Inc. and Defendant Jeld-Wen are both participants in the U.S. interior molded doorskin market. Doorskins ...

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Consolidated Securities Fraud Action – Appointment of Lead Plaintiff – Conflict of Interest (access required)

Alexander Rice, Individually and on behalf of all other similarly situated, et al., v. Genworth Financial Incorporated, et al. (VLW 017-3-428, 36pp.) (Robert E. Payne, S.J.) 3:17cv59; E.D. Va. Two motions in a consolidated securities fraud action seek appointment as ...

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