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Tag Archives: Judge Robert E. Payne

Tortious interference claim advances (access required)

A staffing company’s tortious interference claim against a competitor that allegedly engaged in “sharp dealing” when it persuaded two employees to breach their former employer’s valid restrictive covenants has survived a motion to dismiss. U.S. District Judge Robert E. Payne ...

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Staffing company sued for tortious interference (access required)

Where a staffing company allegedly engaged in “sharp dealing” when it induced employees to breach valid restrictive covenants with their prior employer, the tortious interference claim survived a motion to dismiss. Background Apex Systems LLC alleges that Beacon Hill Staffing ...

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Federal court has jurisdiction over WaveRunner suit (access required)

Where a woman was allegedly injured when she fell off a Yamaha WaveRunner personal watercraft, there was admiralty jurisdiction over her suit alleging faulty design and failure to properly warn because the accident occurred on the Rappahannock River. Background Danielle ...

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Policy’s virus exclusion bars COVID coverage (access required)

An insurer’s virus exclusion barred a beauty salon’s claims for business losses related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The salon sought coverage under its business loss policy for losses suffered when it closed because of COVID-19 orders. But Judge Robert E. ...

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Virus exclusion bars coverage for Covid order losses (access required)

Where a salon sought coverage under its business loss policy for losses suffered when it closed because of Covid orders, the insurer prevails because its virus exclusion precluded claims for business losses related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Background Adorn Barber ...

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Fired consultant liable for retaining company’s laptop (access required)

Where a consultant who was terminated retained his company laptop, which contained notes from about potential customers, he was liable for breach of contract and conversion, with a jury to determine the amount of damages. Background Richard A. Lombardo was ...

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