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Dismissal Sanction Upheld for Discovery Abuse (access required)

A trial court did not abuse its discretion in dismissing a government subcontractor’s suit against the general contractor for alleged unpaid invoices for operations support to develop an Iraqi civilian police force; in light of the subcontractor’s repeated discovery abuses, ...

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Claim Construction in Text Message Patent (access required)

The Alexandria U.S. District Court reports its Markman claim construction in this patent infringement case in which N5 Technologies LLC, the owner of the subject ‘297 patent, is suing defendant Capital One Bank for direct infringement and for inducing infringement ...

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Fired Bank Manager Says Discipline was ‘Pretextual’ (access required)

An African-American female vice president at defendant bank has stated claims for race discrimination in employment under Title VII and 42 U.S.C. § 1981 based on her allegations that despite her 18-year employment history and recent promotion, she began receiving ...

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No Preliminary Injunction in Trademark Case (access required)

In plaintiff’s suit alleging a former employee illegally used plaintiff’s trademark through a website and converted plaintiff’s software product in breach of the employment contract between plaintiff and defendant, the Norfolk U.S. District Court says plaintiff has not shown it ...

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School Tech Specialist Can’t Sue for Bias (access required)

An African-American former chief technology specialist for defendant public school system cannot sue for race bias in violation of Title VII, including retaliatory discharge; the Richmond U.S. District Court says ample documentation of plaintiff’s poor performance resulting in multiple formal ...

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Court Can Hear Contract, ERISA Claims (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court can consider plaintiff’s state law contract claim challenging employer’s demand for reimbursement for her relocation expenses, along with her ERISA interference claim based on her termination after her alleged disability from a skin condition; also, ...

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