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Feds say lawyer attempted mass-tort shakedown (access required)


A Charlottesville lawyer has been arrested and charged with trying to extort $200 million from a chemical company with promises to protect the company from further liability exposure. After being tipped to the alleged scheme of Timothy Litzenburg, federal law ...

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Employee can sue for accessing emails, social media (access required)

Where an employee alleged her boss accessed her personal email, Google and Facebook accounts without authorization, the employer’s motion to dismiss claims brought under federal and state computer trespass statutes was denied by the court. Background Maureen Hains brings this ...

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Developer can’t blame easement holder for failed deal (access required)

Although a real estate developer’s agreement to purchase property for residential development fell through because of a pipeline easement held by a gas transmission company, the developer failed to allege claims for inverse condemnation, unlawful taking, breach of contract and ...

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