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Monthly Archives: May 2009

Settling parties seek vacatur, take two

Charlottesville U.S. District Judge Norman Moon is making it clear it will be tough for settling parties to get the court to vacate opinions the parties may find inconvenient. Moon awarded summary judgment to an ERISA plaintiff seeking long-term disability ...

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Feds drop case against Israeli lobbyists

Acting U.S. Attorney Dana Boente of the Eastern District is dropping espionage charges against two Israeli lobbyists. As noted by the Associated Press, the case against Steven Rosen and Keith Weissman of the American Israel Public Afffairs Committee sparked criticism ...

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Feds drop case against Israeli lobbyists

Acting U.S. Attorney Dana Boente of the Eastern District is dropping espionage charges against two Israeli lobbyists. As noted by the Associated Press, the case against Steven Rosen and Keith Weissman of the American Israel Public Afffairs Committee sparked criticism ...

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Criminal charges dropped in campaign ad case

A former Roanoke councilman hit with a civil fine for election law violations will not face parallel criminal charges. A judge dismissed two misdemeanors against Brian Wishneff at the request of both defense attorney John Lichtenstein and special prosecutor John ...

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Intellectual Property – Purloined Password Not ‘Trade Secret’

StateScape, which has a Web site for subscriber lobbyists, can sue for copyright and contract violations for a competitor’s alleged unauthorized use of passwords to access StateScape’s database, but the purloined passwords were not “trade secrets,” an Alexandria U.S. District ...

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