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Civil Practice — Federal Jurisdiction – Diversity – Defunct Corporation – Attorneys – Tort/Negligence – Fraud (access required)

Conner v. Duncan (Lawyers Weekly No. 15-03-0291, 10 pp.) (Joi Elizabeth Peake, USMJ) 1:12-cv-00092; M.D.N.C. Holding: Although plaintiff is an inmate of a prison in Pennsylvania, he is still considered a resident of Virginia. Where the Virginia corporation plaintiff named ...

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Labor & Employment — Civil Practice – Class Action – Wage & Hour Act – Bakery Distributors – FLSA (access required)

Rehberg v. Flowers Baking Co. of Jamestown, LLC (Lawyers Weekly No. 15-04-0277, 37 pp.) (Max Cogburn Jr., J.) 3:12-cv-00596; W.D.N.C. Holding: Although defendants require their distributors to sign independent contractor agreements, plaintiff Mario Ronchetti alleges that defendants exert significant control ...

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