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Monthly Archives: February 2009

Intellectual Property – Trademark – Wings Restaurant – Attorney’s Fees (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court grants the motion of plaintiff Buffalo Wings Factory, which operates four Northern Virginia restaurants that specialize in “buffalo wings” and has successfully sued defendant former employees for trademark infringement, to release to plaintiff $20,000 in ...

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Intellectual Property – Trademark – Wings Restaurant – Attorney’s Fees (access required)

Former employees of the Buffalo Wings Factory, which operates four Northern Virginia restaurants that specialize in “buffalo wings,” who allegedly infringed the trademark of their former employer by operating a “Buffalo Wing House” in the same area, are ordered by ...

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Intellectual Property – Trademark – Wings Restaurant – Consent Order (access required)

Former employees of the Buffalo Wings Factory, which operates four Northern Virginia restaurants that specialize in “buffalo wings,” who allegedly infringed the trademark of their former employer by operating a “Buffalo Wing House” in the same area, have agreed in ...

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Labor – Union Organizing – ‘Corporate Campaign’ – RICO Action (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court denies defendant labor union’s motion for summary judgment in this RICO action filed by Smithfield Foods, which challenges the union’s “corporate campaign” to organize the company’s Tar Heel, N.C. plant. Smithfield has presented sufficient evidence ...

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Labor – ‘Corporate Campaign’ – Damages – Standard Of Proof (access required)

In this RICO action by Smithfield Foods against a union attempting a “corporate campaign” to organize the company’s Tar Heel, N.C. plant, a Richmond U.S. District Court holds that Smithfield may recover any reputational damages under any of its nine ...

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Labor – ‘Corporate Campaign’ – Amended Answer – In Pari Delicto Defense (access required)

In this RICO action by Smithfield Foods against a union attempting a “corporate campaign” to organize the company’s Tar Heel, N.C. plant, a Richmond U.S. District court denies defendants’ consolidated motion to amend answers. According to the complaint filed by ...

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Evidence – Motion In Limine – Trading Program Misrepresentations (access required)

In this action against two defendants who allegedly misrepresented past rates of success for their “Teach Me to Trade” program, an Alexandria U.S. District Court denies defendants’ joint motion in limine to exclude evidence of trading losses experienced by TMTT ...

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Civil Rights – Schools – IDEA – Reimbursement Claim (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court denies plaintiff disabled student’s motion to bifurcate her claim for attorney’s fees from her substantive claims for reimbursement of nearly $30,000 in expenses incurred because of defendant school system’s alleged failure to provide plaintiff student ...

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Civil Procedure – Discovery – Sealed Affidavit – Business Information (access required)

In this suit over corporate identity theft, an Alexandria U.S. District Court grants plaintiff nonprofit corporation’s motion to seal an affidavit that allegedly contains sensitive financial information about plaintiff, including 15 years of revenue data, historic data on lobbying, promotion ...

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Negligence – Assault – Assailant’s Identity – Amendment (access required)

A plaintiff who alleges he was assaulted at a Supervalu retail distribution center by an unidentified driver of a truck emblazoned with a “USF logo” has pleaded a cognizable claim as to “John Doe,” USF Corporation and USF Heaton, a ...

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