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Monthly Archives: March 2011

Venue Transfer from ‘Rocket Docket’ for Patent Case (access required)

Although plaintiff, a company that owns and manages a patent portfolio, adamantly denies it was forum-shopping for the rocket docket when it formed its company in Alexandria five months before filing its patent infringement suit against facebook, LinkedIn, Photobucket and ...

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Default Set Aside After ‘Confusion’ with Corporate Counsel (access required)

A company vice president who mistakenly presumed outside counsel would defend an overtime-pay claim, based on the vice president’s questions about the Fair Labor Standards Act and the nature of a delivery driver’s overtime-pay claim, was able to set aside ...

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E-readers gaining popularity in the legal community (access required)

After many years of interviewing attorneys and asking them what they do for fun, I can say with great confidence that just about all like to read and travel. Thus, this week’s article is about tools for legal professionals who ...

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A little CLE with your target practice?

Bar associations are always looking for fresh ideas to serve up CLE to lawyers hungry for credit hours. Here’s one: Spend a day, get an hour and a half of CLE credit and a concealed-carry permit under South Carolina law. ...

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Governor approves familial DNA testing

The Virginia Department Forensic Science will begin providing familial DNA searches for state law enforcement agencies, Gov. Bob McDonnell announced today. The agency has a database of more than 330,000 profiles that can be tested against DNA material from crime ...

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