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Contractor’s Damages Claim Dismissed (access required)

In plaintiff Projects Management Company’s contract action claiming defendant DynCorp International breached a subcontract, Subcontract 002, by paying invoices for over $1.2 million to a bank account in Lebanon not specifically authorized in Subcontract 002, an Alexandria U.S. District Court ...

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No ‘Safe Harbor’ from Damage Claim (access required)

In this case arising from the receipt of unauthorized distribution of DIRECTV satellite programming to thousands of viewers at Massanutten Resort, orchestrated by defendants Randy Coley and East Coast Cablevision, in which the Harrisonburg U.S. District Court found defendants liable ...

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‘Public Disclosure’ No Bar to FCA Overbilling Claim (access required)

Defendant government contractor’s report to the Department of Defense Office of the Inspector General disclosing “unacceptable” time-billing practices, but denying overbilling, was not a “public disclosure” that would bar relator’s suit under the False Claims Act; the Alexandria U.S. District ...

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No Stay in Fraud-Detection Software Case (access required)

In plaintiff software developer’s suit alleging defendant title company has infringed plaintiff’s patented real estate settlement fraud prevention software system, a Norfolk U.S. District Court denies a motion to stay this suit pending a decision by the Patent Trial and ...

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No ‘Competitive Injury’ in False Marking Suit (access required)

A Roanoke U.S. District Court awards defendant summary judgment on plaintiff’s claim under the federal false patent marking statute, 35 U.S.C. § 292, because plaintiffs, as potential competitors,”  have produced insufficient evidence of a “competitive injury,” which is required to ...

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Defendant Gets Costs, But No Lawyer Fees (access required)

After awarding summary judgment to defendant in plaintiff’s suit for federal trade dress infringement and unfair competition under the Lanham Act, a Roanoke U.S. District Court accepts a magistrate judge’s recommendation and awards defendant cost of $14,551.79, but denies an ...

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