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Monthly Archives: August 2010

Intellectual Property – Internet Ads – Google AdWords – Keyword Searches (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court grants summary judgment to Google on trademark infringement claims filed by plaintiff Rosetta Stone Ltd., who alleges Google’s AdWords online ad program lets competitors cash in on Rosetta Stone’s name by purchasing specific trademarks as ...

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Search & Seizure – Warrantless Entry – Exigent Circumstances – Anonymous Tip (access required)

A police officer who came to defendant’s apartment minutes after getting an anonymous tip that “‘a white male named Jimmy Smith and a black male named Bobby’ were inside the residence and Bobby was selling drugs to Jimmy,” and who ...

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Domestic Relations – Divorce – Guardian Plaintiff – Incapacitated Husband (access required)

The Court of Appeals upholds a divorce obtained by a 93-year-old incapacitated husband from his 88-year-old wife, on evidence that husband formed an intent to live separate and apart in 2006; the trial court did not err in declining to ...

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Fraud – Pilot Unions – RICO – Built-In End Point (access required)

The 4th Circuit affirms dismissal of one airline pilots’ union’s RICO lawsuit against another pilots’ union; plaintiff union has failed to state a RICO claim with allegations that defendants have engaged in racketeering activity in order to achieve a single ...

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Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association executive committee installed

The executive committee and officers of the Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association for 2010-11 were installed at the Association’s annual meeting: Jeffrey L. Stredler AMERIGROUP Corporation President Nathaniel Beaman IV Office of the City Attorney, Norfolk President-Elect Gary A. Bryant ...

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Domestic Relations – Termination Of Parental Rights – Father’s Actions (access required)

Although a father’s four children were not living with him at the time they were removed from their mother’s care due to her physical neglect of the children, who had special needs, the Court of Appeals upholds termination of the ...

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