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Monthly Archives: July 2011

Court Rejects ‘Project Exile’ Selective Prosecution Claim (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court denies a defendant’s motion to dismiss burglary and firearm charges on the basis of alleged selective prosecution of him under the “Project Exile” program because he is African-American. Defendant claims the U.S. Attorney’s Office selected ...

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Royalty ‘Expert’ Opinion Excluded in Patent Case (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 defendant’s motion to exclude plaintiff’s expert in support of its claim ...

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‘Pollution Exclusion’ Excludes Chinese Drywall Claim (access required)

In this suit litigating Nationwide’s duty to defend a real estate developer against claims alleging damage caused by defective Chinese drywall installed in “Overlook Townhouses” in Richmond, a Newport News U.S. District Court grants in part Nationwide’s motion for summary ...

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Court Awards Fees in ILSFDA Rescission (access required)

In a couple’s suit against defendants who allegedly misrepresented luxury amenities available in a residential community affiliated with the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, an Alexandria U.S. District Court awards plaintiff, in addition to the remedy of rescission, pre-judgment interest and attorney’s fees ...

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Qui Tam Claims Advance on Katrina, Iraq Contracts (access required)

In this False Claims Act suit, an Alexandria U.S. District Court grants defendants’ motion to dismiss with respect to the relators’ claim that defendants billed for worthless services in Iraq and Afghanistan under the Worldwide Personal Protective Services II contract, ...

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Court Can Decide Telecom Contract Case (access required)

In this contract dispute among several telecommunications carriers over fees that defendant carriers have agreed to pay plaintiff carriers for the use of plaintiff’s local telephone network facilities, a Richmond U.S. District Court sustains objections to a magistrate judge’s report ...

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Law firm snatches back ‘inbreeding’ memo

When a new study suggested mountaintop removal coal mining might be responsible for an increase in West Virginia birth defects, it was no surprise to see a critical response from Crowell & Moring. After all, the Washington-based firm represents the ...

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