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Monthly Archives: June 2010

Corporations – Consent To Incorporate – Trademark Infringement – Unfair Competition (access required)

Because not all the members of the Bedford Genealogical Society Inc received notice of a planned incorporation, and of the 22 percent of the members who attended the meeting, three voted against incorporation, plaintiff BGSI has failed to show that ...

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Products Liability – Riding Lawn Mower – Rollover Bar – Modifications (access required)

Although the 59-year-old plaintiff made some changes to his riding lawnmower, he had been using it without incident to mow his yard, including a slope adjacent to a road, and expert evidence supports his claim that a design defect was ...

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Missing in action?

Forty-eight states have joined an amicus brief in the appeal of a $5 million verdict in favor of a man who sued protesters who showed up at his son’s funeral. Virginia is one of the two states (Maine is the ...

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Virginia won’t join brief over funeral protest (access required)

Virginia was one of just two states that refused to join a friend-of-the-court brief Tuesday supporting the father of a Marine whose funeral drew anti-gay protesters carrying inflammatory signs. Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s spokesman said concerns about freedom of expression ...

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$75 million to change hands in coal settlement

In what must be some kind of record, Pennsylvania-based CONSOL Energy Inc. will pay $75 million to resolve six years of coal pollution litigation in Buchanan County Circuit Court. The announcement comes in a CONSOL filing with the SEC this ...

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Employment Discrimination – Sheriff’s Office – Retaliation – Title VII – Race (access required)

In this suit by a Caucasian sheriff’s deputy who alleges she suffered discriminatory discipline and retaliation in the City of Richmond Sheriff’s Department, a Richmond U.S. District Court magistrate judge grants the sheriff’s motion for summary judgment. Plaintiff establishes a ...

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