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Top Op Digest: State-law claims for damage to stored property not pre-empted (access required)

Based on plausibly-alleged alternative theories of when her personal property sustained water damage, a plaintiff’s state-law claims against the company that both stored and shipped her property were not pre-empted by federal law governing interstate carriers. Background As alleged in ...

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Fiancée Can Sue for Return of Ring (access required)

Virginia’s “heart balm” statute does not prevent a man from suing his for­mer fiancée for return of a two-carat engagement ring valued at $26,000; the Supreme Court of Virginia affirms judg­ment for plaintiff. Virginia previously recognized suits for breach of ...

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