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Monthly Archives: August 2009

Intellectual Property – Trademark Infringement – Dice Game (access required)

The 4th Circuit upholds summary judgment for defendant Australian company in a Florida company’s suit alleging defendant has infringed plaintiff’s trademark rights in “LCR” and “LEFT CENTER RIGHT,” a dice game. On May 21, 2007, George and Company, LLC brought ...

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Criminal – Sentencing – Counterfeit Bills – ‘Leader’ Enhancement (access required)

There was sufficient circumstantial evidence to convict defendant of counterfeiting charges after he passed a counterfeit $20 bill at a convenience store, but the 4th Circuit vacates defendant’s sentence because the four-level enhancement for being a “leader or organizer” of ...

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Criminal – Habeas – Parole Eligibility – Mootness (access required)

A Virginia inmate’s challenge to his parole eligibility determination is not mooted by his mandatory release from custody, but the 4th Circuit affirms dismissal of the former inmate’s habeas petition as without merit. The Virginia Parole Board found Carl Townes ...

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Employment Discrimination – Race – Sex – Hostile Environment (access required)

The 4th Circuit reverses summary judgment for employer, a maintenance supply company, in an African-American female’s Title VII suit alleging the company did not adequately respond to her hostile environment claim based on coworkers’ sustained use of racial and sexual ...

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