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Mike Holm | LeClairRyan | UBP Team

Unfair Business Practices

This blog focuses on unfair business and trade practices such as business conspiracy, breach of fiduciary duty, misappropriation of trade secrets and other proprietary information, fraud, tortious interference with contracts and other unfair business practices that are not neatly defined. Since we are located in Tysons Corner, Virginia, many of the cases discussed will come from Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia courts. We hope the reader finds this blog instructive.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Intentional Misconduct Could Nullify Damages Limitations Clauses in Commercial Contracts

We recently published an article in the Potomac Techwire regarding damages limitations clauses in commercial contracts. In a recent decision from the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia, All Business Solutions, Inc. v. Nationsline, Inc., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 54693 (W.D. Va. June 29, 2009), the court held clauses that limit the ability to recover indirect. consequential or punitive damages unenforceable to bar claims for intentional misconduct based upon public policy. This is an important case, as companies who are sued for misconduct frequently seek to hide behind such clauses in commercial contracts to escape liability. To read the entire article, click here.


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