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Tag Archives: Tort

Sprint customer contract found ambiguous (access required)

Where Sprint argued that Wireless Buybacks, by purchasing phones from Sprint’s customers for resale, tortiously interfered with contracts between Sprint and its customers, the contracts were found to be ambiguous on whether the practice was forbidden. Background Besides providing cellular ...

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Life insurer faces claims for alleged fraudulent conduct (access required)

Where policyholders alleged their life insurer provided only “half-truths” in order to persuade the plaintiffs to keep their policies, when they would not have done so otherwise, the court denied the insurer’s motion to dismiss the fraud and unfair trade ...

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No jurisdiction over sovereign immunity appeal in Abu Ghraib case (access required)

Where the district court concluded there were factual disputes whether a U.S. government contractor, CACI, sued for its alleged role in torture of Iraqis at Abu Ghraib violated the law or its contract, CACI could not seek immediate appellate review ...

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Settlement reached in 2011 sexual assault case – $10,927,299 Settlement (access required)

In September 2011, KML was a lonely 13-year-old who went on a chat line for 13-17-year-olds. She agreed to meet a person who said he was 17, but when KML went to the meeting place, it was Donald Hugh Owen ...

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Court dismisses claims against Navy officers and Defense personnel (access required)

The defendants were acting within the scope of their employment when they investigated complaints that plaintiff abused and neglected his three minor children while stationed on an overseas military base. Background Barry Doe claims officers of the United States Navy ...

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Accrediting council not liable for school’s denial (access required)

An accrediting council did not violate due process, breach a contract or engage in tortious interference when it denied an application for renewal of accreditation filed by a West Virginia business. Background West Virginia Business College Incorporated, or WVBC, and ...

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Claims against CEO for alleged business torts to proceed (access required)

A CEO whose company employed a person allegedly bound by restrictive covenants has been sued by the former employer for tortious interference with contract and business expectancies, statutory conspiracy and aiding and abetting a breach of fiduciary duty. Background The ...

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No jurisdiction over purchaser of manufacturer of allegedly defective product (access required)

A woman claiming she was injured by a right hip implant failed to demonstrate a defendant that purchased the company that manufactured the allegedly defective product was subject to personal jurisdiction in Virginia. Background On or about Jan. 11, 2010, ...

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