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No Discovery of Docs Used by Deponent (access required)

Although a former executive for defendant corporation may have referred to two privileged documents during his deposition by plaintiff, plaintiff’s conclusory allegations about the executive’s use of the documents do not require production of the documents under Fed. R. Evid. ...

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Supplemental Damages Ordered in Patent Case (access required)

In the wake of a Norfolk federal jury’s $115 million award to a small technology company that claimed Verizon Communications Inc. infringed on its patents for interactive television when Verizon developed its FiOS cable system, the Norfolk U.S. District Court ...

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Court Denies Change in Injunction (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 denies defendant’s motion to modify and clarify an injunction against defendant’s continued ...

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Two-Year Limitations Bars Hip Replacement Claim (access required)

The Alexandria U.S. District Court dismisses a removed diversity action against hip replacement manufacturers as barred by Virginia’s two-year statute of limitations; equitable estoppel does not apply because patient waited more than two years after a product recall. In September ...

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Worker on Unpaid Leave Wins Back Benefits (access required)

After a three-day bench trial, an Alexandria U.S. District Court says defendant pension benefit plan abused its discretion in denying plaintiff’s claim for retroactive benefits when employer AT&T belatedly disclosed that plaintiff was entitled to receive an unreduced pension benefit ...

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