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Criminal – Felon In Possession – Firearm & Cocaine (access required)

Although the firearm police discovered in defendant’s car had the revolver cylinder pin separated from but near to the revolver frame, the Court of Appeals says the revolver still qualified as an operable firearm and defendant’s conviction for possession as ...

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Domestic Relations – Termination Of Parental Rights – Placement With Relatives (access required)

The Court of Appeals rejects a father’s claim that the county department of social services failed to make reasonable efforts to investigate appropriate relative placements for appellant father’s children, and the termination of parental rights is affirmed. Here, the department ...

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Intellectual Property – Lanham Act – Defamation – Baby Formula (access required)

In this Lanham Act suit between two companies that manufacture baby formula, a Richmond U.S. District Court grants Mead Johnson summary judgment on PBM’s commercial disparagement claim, as Virginia law does not recognize a cause of action for deceptive trade ...

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Intellectual Property – Lanham Act – Baby Formula – Expert Witnesses (access required)

In this suit in which Mead Johnson, manufacturer of Enfamil brand baby formula, alleges defamation and other counterclaims against PBM Products, which has advertised its store-brand infant formula as comparable to Enfamil, a Richmond U.S. District Court excludes an e-mail ...

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Intellectual Property – Lanham Act – Defamation – Baby Formula (access required)

In this suit in which Mead Johnson, manufacturer of Enfamil brand baby formula, alleges defamation and other counterclaims against PBM Products, which has advertised its store-brand infant formula as comparable to Enfamil, a Richmond U.S. District Court grants plaintiff PBM ...

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Search & Seizure – Warrant Affidavit – Sufficiency – Good-Faith Exception (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court denies a motion to suppress evidence found in a residence, pursuant to a search that defendant contends was illegal because the affidavit supporting the search warrant did not establish probable cause and was so lacking ...

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