Farrow Road Dental Group, P.A. v. AT&T Corp. (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-154-17, 12 pp.) (Cameron McGowan Currie, S.J.) 3:17-cv-01615; D.S.C. Holding: The plaintiff-dental practice alleges that, when it switched phone carriers, defendant should have ported its numbers to the ...Read More »
Gibson v. Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-148-17, 10 pp.) (Richard Mark Gergel, J.) 4:17-cv-00577; D.S.C. Holding: The original auto manufacturer’s warranty includes an arbitration clause; however, plaintiff brings her action under an “enhancement” to the ...Read More »
Beckham v. Copart of Connecticut, Inc. (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-121-17, 5 pp.) (Cameron McGowan Currie, S.J.) 3:17-cv-00603; D.S.C. Holding: Unlike the employee handbook in Lorenzo v. Prime Commc’ns, L.P., 806 F.3d 777 (4th Circuit 2015), which was ineffective in requiring ...
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Amuchie v. Carmax Auto Superstores Inc. (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-095-17, 7 pp.) (Timothy Cain, J.) 6:16-cv-03074; D.S.C. Holding: Plaintiff argues that there was no meeting of the minds as to the dispute resolution agreement (DRA) in defendant’s online job application ...
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Arbitration – Construction Subcontract – Performance & Payment Bonds – Incorporation by Reference – Venue
Developers Surety & Indemnity Co. v. Carothers Construction, Inc. (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-088-17, 8 pp.) (Richard Mark Gergel, J.) 9:17-cv-01419; D.S.C. Holding: Where (1) the plaintiff-surety’s bonds incorporate its subcontractor-principal’s subcontract by reference, (2) the subcontract includes a broad arbitration ...
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Arbitration – Trade Secrets Misappropriation – Civil Practice – Preliminary Injunction – Contract Covenants
T&S Brass & Bronze Works, Inc. v. Slanina (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-131-17, 33 pp.) (Mary Geiger Lewis, J.) 6:16-cv-03687; D.S.C. Holding: Plaintiffs are suing defendant Basinger individually while the arbitration clause that Basinger seeks to enforce is in a distributorship ...
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Creech v. JEM Pizza Group, LLC (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-089-17, 8 pp.) (Patrick Michael Duffy, J.) 2:16-cv-03087; D.S.C. Holding: Plaintiff’s online employment application would never have been submitted to defendant if plaintiff had not agreed to the application’s arbitration provision, ...Read More »
Creech v. JEM Pizza Group, LLC (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-012-17, 8 pp.) (Patrick Michael Duffy, J.) 2:16-cv-03087 D.S.C. Holding: The first time plaintiff worked as a pizza delivery driver for defendants, she signed an employment contract that did not include ...Read More »