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Public defender accused of shoplifting energy drink

The stolen goods amounted to one $2.59 can of Red Bull, but it is the defendant accused of the theft that makes the case remarkable. Loudoun County public defender Lorie E. O’Donnell is charged with shoplifting the energy drink from ...

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Maryland, protector of passwords

That headline may not be the catchiest of state nicknames, but it’s accurate. The Maryland legislature has passed a bill that makes the Free State the first jurisdiction to prohibit employers from asking for the social media user names and ...

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Google Faces Trial on Trademark Claims (access required)

In language-learning company Rosetta Stone’s trademark infringement suit against Google over use of the Rosetta Stone mark in Google’s online advertising platform, the 4th Circuit vacates summary judgment for Google on plaintiff’s claims for direct infringement, contributory infringement and dilution ...

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‘Terrorism’ Sentencing Enhancement OK’d (access required)

After twice vacating and remanding defendant’s sentencing enhancement on his conviction of conspiring to provide material support to terrorists, the 4th Circuit on the third go-round upholds defendant’s 180-month sentence, including the federal guidelines’ enhancement for the “federal crime of ...

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Budget deal would unfreeze 23 judgeships

The budget compromise hammered out last week by House and Senate conferees includes money for filling 23 trial court judgeships, according to a knowledgeable source. The plan would unfreeze 10 circuit court positions, six general district court slots, and seven ...

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4CA remands trademark claims against Google

Language-learning company Rosetta Stone has won the right to try part of its trademark infringement action against Internet industry giant Google, in a decision released earlier today by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Rosetta Stone sued Google after ...

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