Tag Archives: Judge Robert E. Payne

Stepson’s suit against stepmother to remain in Virginia (access required)

A stepson claiming his stepmother tortiously interfered with contracts between him and his father can proceed with his suit in Virginia. Though the stepson failed to establish that his stepmother, who lives in Florida, is essentially at home in Virginia, ...

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Bifurcation of claims did not prejudice defendant (access required)

Where bifurcation of defendant’s misappropriation of trade secrets claims did not prejudice the defendant’s ability to defend against plaintiff’s antitrust and breach of contract claims and the verdict in the antitrust and breach of contract trial was amply supported, a ...

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Third party could produce data under subpoena (access required)

Where a third party that maintained confidential data for a defendant against whom plaintiffs’ claims had been stayed and the subject data was relevant to plaintiffs’ active claims against another defendant, the third party could produce the data without violating ...

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Challenge to law requiring educational courses be certified was viable (access required)

Where a state law prohibited plaintiffs from offering certain postsecondary educational programs without obtaining certification, plaintiffs could proceed on their claim that the law violated their First Amendment rights, but they were unable to demonstrate a likelihood of success on ...

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