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Judge Not Obliged to Excuse ‘Vast Majority’ of Venire (access required)

A defendant convicted of sexual offenses involving a child cannot use an isolated portion of defense counsel’s voir dire questioning jurors about their attitudes toward children’s accounts of such conduct to support his claim that the trial court should have ...

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No Personal Jurisdiction Over Company President (access required)

In this suit involving natural gas contracts, a Richmond U.S. District Court grants defendants’ motions to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction, as the defendant president of defendant company did not have sufficient contacts with Virginia. This action arises from a ...

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Claim Construction Offered in Drug Case (access required)

A Norfolk U.S. District Court issues its opinion after a Markman claim construction hearing in this patent infringement case involving a drug to treat erectile dysfunction. Plaintiff Pfizer Inc. filed suit against defendant Teva Pharmaceuticals USA seeking injunctive and declaratory relief ...

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