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Be careful what you ask for

Capital One Services, LLC, et al. v. Foster, Civil Action No. 3:09–CV–569 (E.D. Va., February 11, 2010). On September 11, 2009, Capital One sued Foster, alleging that Foster had (1) breached an agreement by using confidential information without permission, (2) had aided and abetted current Capital One employees to violate their fiduciary duties to Capital…

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If at first you don’t succeed

Bogan v. The Roomstore, Inc., Civil Action No. 3:09-cv-00705-HEH (E.D. Va., January 29, 2010). Bogan filed a complaint against The Roomstore, Inc., alleging that his employer discriminated against him because of his race. Bogan, who is black, alleged that he was terminated for initially refusing to take a drug test. Bogan alleged that he refused…

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A little win is still a win

Western Insulation, LP v. Moore, No. 08-2106 (4th Cir. Va. Jan. 22, 2010) (unpublished). Virginia law, which governed in this case regarding a non-competition agreement, allows the award of attorney’s fees to a prevailing party when the parties’ contract provides for such fees. The district court had enforced the attorney’s fee provision against the losing…