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Claims Construed for Baby Stroller Patent Case (access required)

In this suit alleging patent infringement and trade dress infringement involving collapsible baby strollers, the Norfolk U.S. District Court has conducted a Markman hearing to consider the following terms: two meshing Geared components; secured to; fixed component; and means of ...

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Plea Offer Disclosure Complaint Fails (access required)

After an evidentiary hearing, the Norfolk U.S. District Court concludes that petitioner’s former  lawyer, a highly experienced federal public defender, provided the more credible account of having explained all relevant options to petitioner, including the option of pleading guilty early ...

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Timekeeping Complaints State FCA Claim (access required)

A telecommunications specialist for a government contractor assigned to instruct the Afghan National Police has stated claims for retaliation and fraudulent billing under the False Claims Act, the Alexandria U.S. District Court says, based on the contractor allegedly requiring employees ...

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Potential Claimants Default on Renoir Painting (access required)

Potential claimants to an 1879 unsigned oil painting on linen by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, seized by the U.S. government on Oct. 2, 2012, pursuant to a seizure warrant, have filed executed waivers of service but have not otherwise answered or moved ...

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Court Won’t Seal Attorney Fee Request (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court denies plaintiff’s motion to file under seal itemized attorney time entries, attorney biographies and declaration of counsel submitted in support of its attorney’s fee request. Plaintiff argues the hourly rates charged by counsel and other ...

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Lawyer gets one-year suspension for misleading judge (access required)


A Covington lawyer has his license suspended for a year for helping a client get his driving privileges restored without telling the judge about a hearing scheduled later that day on the client’s felony charge of unlicensed driving. Marcus N. ...

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Lawyer facing fraud sentence is revoked

A former Suffolk lawyer who could be sentenced to up to 50 years in prison for fraud has given up his Virginia law license. Brian R. Dinning pleaded guilty in June to two counts of fraud related to what he ...

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Hunter agrees to post full disclaimer for case results

A lawyer who fought to promote his case results without restriction and gained a partial win at the Supreme Court of Virginia has agreed to terms to end his battle with bar regulators. Horace Hunter of Richmond – the blogging ...

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