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Intellectual Property – Copyright Infringement – ‘Dreamgirls’ (access required)

Although plaintiff contends defendant Black Entertainment Television infringed his 1992 copyrighted screenplay “Poison Passion” with their 2006 film “Dreamgirls,” a Richmond U.S. District Court dismisses the suit because plaintiff has not rebutted defendants’ assertion that the characters and storyline of ...

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Criminal – Habeas – ‘Actual Innocence’ – Child Sexual Abuse (access required)

An affidavit from an alleged victim of child sexual abuse crimes for which petitioner is serving a 51-year sentence, which purportedly states that petitioner did not “force” the minor to engage in sexual acts, does not support petitioner’s post-conviction motion ...

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Pro bono plus free CLE

The Greater Richmond Bar Foundation is just one of the Richmond-area groups that has developed programs to celebrate National Pro Bono Week, from Oct. 24 through Oct. 30, that show lawyers how to lend a hand. Even if you’ve already ...

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