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Monthly Archives: October 2012

‘Supplemental’ Expert Report Struck for New Material (access required)

In this dispute between a Jamaican/South Asian food company and the company from whom it purchased assets and a business name, the Alexandria U.S. District Court grants plaintiff LLC’s motion to strike defendant’s “supplemental” expert report, as the report is ...

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Comments Did Not Create ‘Hostile Environment’ (access required)

A Ford dealership wins summary judgment in this race discrimination suit in which an African-American claims he was subjected to a hostile work environment based on a series of comments referencing plaintiff as looking like a “thug,” having access to ...

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Tobacco Assessment Calculation Upheld (access required)

Plaintiff tobacco company loses its challenge to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s method for determining assessments against manufacturers and importers of tobacco products under the Fair and Equitable Tobacco Reform Act of 2004, in this decision from Richmond U.S. District ...

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No Jurisdiction Over Unproven Patentee (access required)

In a Massachusetts company’s patent infringement suit against a German company, the Alexandria U.S. District Court dismisses the German company for lack of personal jurisdiction, as plaintiff has been unable to rebut defendant’s affidavit asserting it is not a patentee ...

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Injunction Issued for ‘Diamonds Direct’ Mark (access required)

In this suit involving competing claims to the trademark “Diamonds Direct,” the Richmond U.S. District Court grants a preliminary injunction to defendant, who registered the mark with the Virginia State Corporation Commission after learning plaintiff, who had used the mark ...

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