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Appeals court hears Rosetta Stone trademark case against Google (access required)

Language-learning company Rosetta Stone took on internet industry giant Google today, as a federal appeals court in Richmond heard argument in a case closely watched by online advertisers and the people who sell to them. Rosetta Stone says Google has ...

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First Amendment Claim for Non-Religious CD Ban (access required)

A plaintiff who wanted to send an incarcerated friend a spoken-word CD of Dylan Thomas reading poetry, but who could not comply with the prison’s “publisher-only” policy for shipping such materials because the prison’s contract supplier did not carry the ...

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Conviction reversed for lawyer who lied on pro hac application

A federal appeals court finds it a “close question” whether a lawyer can be convicted of obstruction of justice for conveniently omitting his prior disciplinary record in seeking pro hac vice status in a Virginia case. A three-judge panel of ...

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Developer’s Covenant Amendments OK Under POAA (access required)

A homeowners association declaration that allowed the declarant developer to amend the covenants unilaterally was not inconsistent with the Virginia Property Owners Association Act and the Supreme Court of Virginia affirms the trial court’s judgment for defendant association and developer. ...

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