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No ‘Prevailing Party’ from Dismissal (access required)

A defendant accused of illegally downloading adult content films from plaintiff’s website was not a “prevailing party” entitled to attorney’s fees under federal copyright law because the parties entered a joint stipulation of dismissal without judicial involvement; the Alexandria U.S. ...

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Carrier Must Pay Verizon on Contract (access required)

Interpreting interconnection agreements between appellant CoreTel Virginia LLC and Verizon in accordance with the Telecommunications Act of 1996, the 4th Circuit upholds a district court decision that CoreTel owes Verizon $227,974 for use of Verizon’s telecommunications facilities and $138,724 in ...

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Arbitration Ordered for Patent License Dispute (access required)

In this dispute over a licensee’s alleged use of an eye-tracking technology licensed by U.Va.’s patent foundation, a Charlottesville U.S. District Court disagrees with the foundation that the licensee’s nonpayment of royalties implicates the scope of the subject patent; the ...

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Settlement Appears Fair in Securities Fraud Case (access required)

Institutional investors in Neustar stock who have settled their securities fraud class action claims based on Neustar’s statements about its chances of winning renewal of a lucrative government contract for a central data registry of wireless telephone numbers win their ...

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