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Monthly Archives: November 2012

Ex-HR director settles suit against Chesterfield (access required)

A former human resources director for Chesterfield County has settled her lawsuit alleging the county discriminated by giving her a less generous severance package than the “sweetheart deals” given to her male counterparts. The county has paid Karla Gerner $42,000, ...

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Women claim victories in commonwealth’s attorney races

Virginia voters decided three contested commonwealth’s attorney special elections yesterday, and all three were won by women. In two cases, male incumbents were defeated. Megan Revis Frederick defeated incumbent Paul Walther for the Culpeper County prosecutor’s job. Walther had worked ...

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Headline of the Day

In honor of Election Day yesterday: “It won’t mean a thing if they don’t win that swing” In which newspaper did this one appear? Actually, none — it was the winning entry in a headline-writing contest run by the Newseum, ...

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Norfolk infringement verdict is $30M

A Norfolk federal jury has delivered a $30 million verdict in an advertising patent suit. The plaintiff – a small tech company holding a patent for online marketing techniques – had hoped for a bigger recovery in its suit against ...

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Author’s Suit Against Publisher Dismissed (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court dismisses plaintiff’s pro se suit alleging defendant publisher breached a contract to publish plaintiff’s manuscript for a book called “Saving the Company. Because plaintiff’s manuscript was published on Dec. 26, 2006, any breach of contract ...

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Trademark Claim Support Alter Ego Theory (access required)

A softball association has stated a claim against an individual defendant based on a theory that he is the alter ego for defendant softball organization, supported in part by the association’s claims for trademark infringement. Plaintiff York Amateur Softball Association ...

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