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Monthly Archives: August 2011

Security Contractor Wins FCA Suit on Katrina Contract (access required)

In this False Claims Act suit against a government contractor, the Alexandria U.S. District Court grants summary judgment to defendant on all claims relating to its contract to provide armed guard services in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Plaintiffs Melan ...

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Attorney Work Product Applies in Patent Case (access required)

In this patent infringement discovery dispute, an Alexandria U.S. District Court overrules plaintiff’s objection and says plaintiff cannot discover testing and expert reports defendant obtained in anticipation of litigation after plaintiff sent a cease-and-desist letter. Plaintiff MeadWestVaco alleges defendant Rexam ...

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Court Strikes Defenses in DNA ID Kit Case (access required)

In this suit alleging patent infringement of a DNA dog breed identification kit, a Norfolk U.S. District Court strikes defendant’s affirmative defenses of fraud and inequitable conduct. Defendant BioPet alleges the ‘863 patent is unenforceable based on fraud, inequitable conduct ...

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Pollution Exclusion Bars Coverage for Drywall Claim (access required)

A builder that repaired damage from Chinese drywall installed by a subcontractor can’t collect a $4.9 million judgment from the sub’s CGL and umbrella insurance policies; a Norfolk U.S. District Court says the policies’ “pollution exclusion” is not ambiguous and ...

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