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Monthly Archives: June 2013

Claim Construction for Server Control Patent (access required)

In plaintiff Suffolk Technologies’ suit alleging defendant Google’s willful infringement of Suffolk’s ‘835 patent that purports to cover several methods for controlling a server in response to requests for files from web pages, an Alexandria U.S. District Court offers Markman ...

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Witness Residence Requirement for Petition is Struck (access required)

In this suit by the Libertarian Party of Virginia, the 4th Circuit says a Virginia statute that requires signatures on nominating petitions for the party’s presidential candidate to be witnessed by a Virginia resident, is unconstitutional. According to plaintiffs, the ...

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Hospital Policy Protects in Title VII Harassment Case (access required)

The 4th Circuit affirms summary judgment for defendant hospital in a Title VII suit filed by a female radiologic technologist because the hospital had communicated its anti-harassment policy to hospital personnel and promptly attempted to investigate plaintiff’s unspecified claim of ...

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Dental Board Action Violates Antitrust Law (access required)

A state agency that regulates the practice of dentistry cannot overturn a Federal Trade Commission decision that the agency’s efforts to shut down teeth-whitening services performed by non-dentists constituted unfair competition that violated federal antitrust law; the 4th Circuit rejects ...

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Dumler resigns from Albemarle board

Scottsville lawyer Chris Dumler has resigned from the Albemarle County board of supervisors, less than a week after a judge rejected a citizens’ effort to have him removed from office. “I wasn’t prepared to even grant the petition the appearance ...

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