Tag Archives: Judge Theresa C. Buchanan

Crime-fraud exception applies to law firm (access required)

Where a federal loan servicer offered evidence suggesting a law firm operated a fraudulent scheme to create lawsuits under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, or TCPA, the firm was ordered to produce documents because of the crime-fraud exception to attorney-client ...

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Privilege claim rejected in student loan case (access required)


A federal judge’s ruling on attorney-cli­ent privilege has brought to light a novel Virginia lawsuit claim: Lawyers alleged­ly induced student loan debtors to stop making payments in order to trigger ac­tionable collection calls. A student loan debt servicer claims the ...

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Judge hits counter-piracy firm with sanctions (access required)


A judge’s discovery sanctions will hobble a seagoing security company in its bid for insurance coverage after its ship and crew were seized by Indian authorities. The sanctions include preclusion of evidence beyond the company’s limited discovery responses and an ...

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Bias Suit Dismissed for Discovery Failures (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court accepts a magistrate judge’s recommendation to dismiss plaintiff’s race and disability bias lawsuit under Fed. R. Civ. P. 37, due to plaintiff’s repeated failures to respond to discovery requests and appear at court hearings; the ...

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