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Monthly Archives: August 2007

Intellectual Property – Patent Infringement – Injunction Request (access required)

In plaintiff MercExchange’s patent infringement litigation against defendants eBay and Half.com, the district court denies MercExchange’s motion for a permanent injunction and grants defendants’ motion to sever the proceedings involving the ‘051 patent and to stay those proceedings, and denies ...

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Intellectual Property – Patent Infringement – Venue Transfer (access required)

In this patent infringement action filed by plaintiff Lycos against Tivo, Netflix and Blockbuster involving Lycos’ “information filtering technology” patents, the Norfolk federal district judge transfers venue to the federal district court for the District of Massachusetts. This case arises ...

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Civil Rights – Excessive Force – Robbery Suspect – Shooting Into Car (access required)

Three City of Richmond police officers who were seeking two violent robbery suspects in a high-crime area and who encountered several persons, including defendant, who appeared to throw something away from him and then fled on foot and then in ...

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Consumer Protection – Home Foreclosure – Business Trust – RICO (access required)

In plaintiff homeowners’ suit alleging fraud by defendant mortgage company who allegedly promised to help the homeowners avoid foreclosure, then concealed their placement of plaintiffs’ home in a business trust, the district court dismisses the owners’ claims of a RICO ...

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Medical Malpractice – FTCA – Pro Se Claim – Failure To Prosecute (access required)

A woman alleging negligence by medical staff at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas during her pregnancy and the birth of her child has her second pro se suit dismissed, because the filing of her earlier suit, ...

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Contract – Investment Scheme – Fraud – Speculative Damages (access required)

A district court rejects a magistrate judge’s recommendation to award an investment company owned by a Virginia-licensed attorney over $1.66 million in damages in a breach of contract action against a company owned by a Costa Rican that allegedly failed ...

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Consumer Protection – Fraud – TILA – Auto Purchase (access required)

A car buyer who alleges defendant dealer and lender defrauded him by selling him a “demo” as a new car with only 42 miles, has RICO and TILA claims dismissed, but his claims alleging fraud and violation of the Virginia ...

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