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Change of venue for copyright suit against ISPs denied (access required)

In weighing the factors supporting transfer of venue to the Northern District of Georgia, the court denied a request by internet service providers finding copyright infringement occurred in the Eastern District of Virginia, the ISPs had not demonstrated how witnesses ...

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Substitute trustee can be sued for breach of fiduciary duty (access required)

Because the Eastern District of Virginia has previously recognized a cause of action for breach of fiduciary duty against a substitute trustee, the defendant was not fraudulently joined in the lawsuit. In addition, the defendant could not establish subject matter ...

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Stolen domain names ordered returned to plaintiff (access required)

The defendant, who defaulted, unlawfully hacked and gained unauthorized access to plaintiff’s GoDaddy.com account in order to transfer the domain names to himself and profit from the marks. The court adopted the magistrate judge’s report entering judgment for the plaintiff ...

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Contractor must pay pension fund for journeymen, apprentices (access required)

An air conditioning contractor that allegedly failed to make required contributions on behalf of journeymen and apprentice plumbers and pipefitters was found liable to the pension fund for liquidated damages, interest from the date the payments were due and attorney ...

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Defense counsel disqualified for potential conflict (access required)

In granting a motion to disqualify, the court found defense counsel’s representation of a government witness in an unrelated investigation presented a serious potential conflict in a tax fraud and money laundering case because the attorney might have obtained information ...

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