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Monthly Archives: September 2010

Employment Discrimination – Sex – Promotion Denial – Volvo Truck Plant (access required)

A Roanoke U.S. District Court grants summary judgment to defendant Volvo Trucks of North America in this suit filed by three female employees who allege the company violated Title VII by denying plaintiffs promotion to the position of product quality ...

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Employment Discrimination – Title VII – Postal Employee (access required)

Although there is no evidence that defendant U.S. Postal Service discriminated against plaintiff on account of her age (over 40) and race (Caucasian), a Roanoke U.S. District Court says there is at least a question of fact as to whether ...

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Bar groups asked to help with Koontz replacement (access required)

Del. Dave Albo, the Fairfax Republican who chairs the House Courts of Justice Committee, has asked the Virginia State Bar to assist in reviewing candidates who want to succeed Justice Lawrence L. Koontz Jr. on the Supreme Court of Virginia. ...

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Intellectual Property – Patent – Willful Infringement – Equivalents Doctrine (access required)

In this litigation involving a patent that improves communication quality through “link adaptation,” a Richmond U.S. District Court grants defendant cell phone companies summary judgment to the extent the motion asserts no genuine issue of material fact exists as to ...

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Civil Procedure – Diversity Jurisdiction – Necessary Party – Auto Accident – UM/UIM Limits (access required)

A Charlottesville U.S. District Court has diversity jurisdiction over this dec action by an insured against her auto liability carrier to establish UM/UIM policy limits, because the driver whose alleged tortious conduct caused the underlying injury does not have a ...

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Intellectual Property – Claim Construction – Motion To Strike (access required)

In this litigation involving patents-in-suit relating to electronic sourcing systems, which allow prospective buyers to locate items to buy from multiple electronic catalogs, a Richmond U.S. District Court grants plaintiff’s motion to strike new references as they relate to defendant ...

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Intellectual Property – Patent – Willful Infringement – ‘Marking’ Statute (access required)

In this litigation involving a patent that improves communication quality through “link adaptation,” a Richmond U.S. District Court grants defendant cell phone companies, Motorola and Nokia, summary judgment to limit pre-suit damages, but denies defendants’ motion as moot to the ...

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Civil Procedure – Jurisdiction – Mold Injury – Burford Abstention (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court rejects plaintiffs’ request that it abstain from hearing their lawsuit alleging personal injury from mold and moisture at their apartment complex, and violations of Virginia state law. Plaintiffs’ suit alleges breach of contract, violation of ...

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Civil Procedure – Remand – Mortgage Default – Face-To-Face Meeting (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court remands to state court a lawsuit seeking to avoid foreclosure on plaintiff’s home by alleging a violation of a Federal Housing Administration regulation that requires a face-to-face interview with plaintiff prior to foreclosure. A defendant ...

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