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Defamation counterclaim covered by jury trial waivers (access required)

Where a plaintiff sued a defendant for breaching an agreement to supply equipment based, in part, on the equipment’s failure to meet minimum quality standards and the defendant’s counterclaim for defamation was based on plaintiffs’ statements that maligned the equipment’s ...

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Stepson’s suit against stepmother to remain in Virginia (access required)

A stepson claiming his stepmother tortiously interfered with contracts between him and his father can proceed with his suit in Virginia. Though the stepson failed to establish that his stepmother, who lives in Florida, is essentially at home in Virginia, ...

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Change from full-time to part-time not an adverse action (access required)

Where an employee voluntarily left her employment after her position was downgraded from full-time to part time, she was not constructively discharged. and the change did not constitute an adverse employment action sufficient to establish a prima facie case of ...

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Policies provide no coverage for plaintiffs’ own conduct (access required)

Two waste management companies failed in their attempt to secure insurance coverage from insurers because the relevant agreements only provided coverage if the plaintiffs were sued for conduct of another company. Because the plaintiffs were sued only for their own ...

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Pretrial production of business records was unnecessary (access required)

A defendant charged with conspiracy to defraud numerous individuals by pitching investment opportunities in various business entities was unable to subpoena documents from two business entities because he failed to demonstrate that the requested documents would be admissible, could not ...

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Homeowners can’t demand production of original note (access required)

Homeowners cannot demand that the defendants produce the original note for inspection because such a demand is contrary to Virginia’s non-judicial foreclosure laws. In addition, the homeowners lack standing to contest the assignments of the deed, the appointment of substitute ...

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E-cigarette maker beats counterfeiters (access required)

A leading electronic cigarette manufacturer’s battle against counterfeiters has resulted in a default judgment awarding the manufacturer statutory damages and injunctive relief against the overseas counterfeiters. Background Plaintiff filed its complaint on Aug. 24, 2018, against unincorporated associations that are ...

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