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Suit against New York corporation will proceed in Virginia (access required)

Where a Virginia company brought a breach of contract action in Virginia and the New York-based defendant argued the Virginia court lacked personal jurisdiction, that dismissal was warranted because of a previously filed case in New York and that the ...

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Doctor’s threatening acts do not trigger insurer’s duty to defend (access required)

Where the underlying suit alleged a doctor committed a series of intentional acts against his former coworkers, including brandishing a weapon, the doctor’s homeowners’ insurer had no duty to defend or indemnify him because the injuries were not the result ...

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Employees given second chance on wrongful termination (access required)

Where employees suing their former employers for wrongful termination related to alleged criminal activity failed to plead facts sufficient to fit within Virginia’s narrow exception to at-will employment, they may try again based upon their representations they had additional facts ...

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Auto parts supplier sued for breach and termination of contract (access required)

Where a complaint plausibly alleged claims for breach of contract and wrongful termination of a contract between two automotive parts companies, and where the plaintiff at this early stage could assert a claim for unjust enrichment in the alternative, the ...

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HUD had no duty to intervene in landlord-tenant dispute (access required)

Although a tenant alleged the Department of Housing and Urban Development failed to intervene and prevent her landlord from terminating her lease, HUD regulations do not require the agency to intervene and her claim was dismissed. Background Rebecca Dare Brooks ...

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