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Patent Claims Dismissed Under ‘Twiqbal’ (access required)

A Norfolk U.S. District Court applies Twombly and Iqbal to dismiss a suit that alleges in conclusory terms that defendants infringed plaintiff’s patent for methods of conducting electronic discovery. Plaintiff alleges defendants are infringing plaintiff’s patent entitled “Method and System ...

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Student Loan Telemarketers Lose FCA Case (access required)

Former telemarketers who solicited applications for consolidation of government-backed student loans have not stated claims under the False Claims Act based on defendants’ alleged preferred lender agreements, exit counseling program, misleading direct mail solicitations and bonus payments to employees, according ...

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Lawyer shot by cops had pills and beer (access required)

Chesterfield police found an empty bottle of anti-anxiety pills and almost-empty carton of beer in the home of Richard C. Ferris II, an attorney officers shot and killed after the lawyer fired at a SWAT team that had been called ...

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Post-Dated Disclosure Form States TILA Claim (access required)

A borrower gets a chance to rescind a years-old mortgage loan with his claim that defendant bank violated Truth-in-Lending Act disclosure requirements when it obtained the borrower’s signature on a post-dated right of rescission disclosure form; but the Harrisonburg U.S. ...

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Beachcomber’s conviction of ‘unauthorized removal’ reversed (access required)

A Norfolk U.S. District Court reverses a criminal conviction for “unauthorized removal” of personal property, for a woman who cut a length of rope from a beached fishing vessel at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, and took a floating life preserver ...

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House bill would undo Hernandez decision

Legislation at the General Assembly would take away the newfound authority of Virginia courts to defer and dismiss criminal charges in any case, even when the evidence would support conviction. House Bill 2513 introduced by Del. C. Todd Gilbert, R-Woodstock, ...

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Virginia’s Largest Law Firms 2011

Has your firm filled out our Largest Law Firms Survey yet? It’s not too late to submit your firm’s listing for Virginia Lawyers Weekly’s annual survey of “Virginia’s Largest Law Firms.” The submission deadline, has been extended to this Friday, ...

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