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Monthly Archives: November 2010

‘Writ of injunction’ fails to impress judge

An Augusta County man facing eviction from his foreclosed home brandished a novel legal weapon to try to halt the proceedings, to no avail. Daniel Taylor, who counts himself part of the “sovereign citizen” movement, told Circuit Judge Victor Ludwig ...

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Intellectual Property Patent – Infringement – 3-D MRI Technology – Claim Construction (access required)

In the University of Virginia Patent Foundation’s suit against GE Healthcare alleging infringement of UVa’s patent on a technique for three-dimensional magnetic resonance imaging of the human body, a Charlottesville U.S. District Court issues an order explaining its construction of ...

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Civil Procedure – Discovery – Motion To Compel – Witness Testimony (access required)

In this suit by plaintiff investors in a wood products business against their business manager’s alleged kickback scheme, an Abingdon U.S. District Court says a defendant who refused to answer depositions questions on Fifth Amendment grounds may not testify at ...

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Civil Procedure – Discovery Sanctions – Spoliation (access required)

In this suit by plaintiff investors in a wood products business against their business manager’s alleged kickback scheme, an Abingdon U.S. District Court finds defendants altered electronic accounting data they were ordered to produce, and the court says defendants cannot ...

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