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Google Immune from False Advertising Claims (access required)

A licensed locksmith that claims it has suffered a drastic decrease in revenue due to unlicensed locksmiths advertising online, cannot sue defendants Google, Yellowbook and Ziplocal for providing access to the unlicensed locksmiths’ advertising; defendants are immune from plaintiff’s federal ...

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No ‘Public’ Disclosure of Government Docs (access required)

A secretary for a local conservation district in North Carolina who suspected irregularities in the administration of federal Emergency Watershed Protection contracts awarded after flooding in 1995 may pursue a federal False Claims Act suit; the 4th Circuit reverses dismissal ...

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Contractor Has Fraud Claim for Research Contract (access required)

In this dispute over a company’s contract with a university research fund, defendant contractor has stated a counterclaim for fraud with allegations that plaintiff university misrepresented whether its process for converting vegetable oils into biodiesel was ready for commercialization; the ...

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