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Monthly Archives: February 2012

Small Business Owner Gets Attorneys’ Fees (access required)

After granting summary judgment for defendants for in an action alleging violations of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and federal Copyright Act, the Newport News U.S. District Court awards attorney’s fees only as to the DMCA claims asserted against ...

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Excessive Fee Petition Cut 65 Percent (access required)

After imposing attorneys’ fees for noncompliance with discovery in an action for misappropriation of trade secrets, the Alexandria U.S. District Court magistrate judge reduces plaintiff’s requested attorneys’ fees by 65 percent from $32, 257 to $11, 404; spending 83.10 hours ...

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Embezzlement Not Aggravated Felony (access required)

The Alexandria U.S. District Court sua sponte enters summary judgment for an immigrant challenging the classification of his embezzlement conviction as an aggravated felony barring naturalization under 8 U.S.C. §§ 1101(a)(43), 1427(a)(3) and 8 C.F.R. § 316,10(b)(1)(ii); the inadequate record ...

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No Jurisdiction for Security Clearance Revocation (access required)

The Alexandria U.S. District Court dismisses for lack of subject matter jurisdiction a federal employee’s suit challenging the revocation of his security clearance on various constitutional grounds; review is barred by Dep’t of Navy v. Egan, 484 U.S. 518 (1988), ...

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Sub Did Not Breach Government IT Contract (access required)

In this dispute between two government IT contractors, the Alexandria U.S. District Court grants summary judgment for defendant subcontractor on plaintiff contractor’s allegation that the sub, in addition to inducing the contractor’s foreseeable detrimental reliance that sub would continue to ...

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