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AAA Rules in Contract Cover ‘Arbitrability’ (access required)

Two independent contractors for a private security company operating in Iraq and Afghanistan must arbitrate their False Claims Act retaliation claims, as the incorporation of the American Arbitration Association Commercial Arbitration Rules in the governing agreement is a “clear and ...

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No Arbitration of FCA Retaliation Claims (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court says an arbitration clause in Independent Contractor Agreements signed by two firearms instructors does not require arbitration of the instructors’ claims that the government contractor violated the False Claims Act by terminating them for reporting ...

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Association Said Logo Used in Ad Sales (access required)

In this case involving trademark infringement claims by a trade association against an individual due to the individual’s advertisements soliciting trade association members for listing in a directory, the Alexandria U.S. District Court adopts the magistrate judge’s recommendation as to ...

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Patent Licensee Must Join Owners as Plaintiffs (access required)

Plaintiff technology company does not have the necessary substantive right to the patents at issue to confer constitutional or statutory standing to prosecute this suit alleging infringement of two U.S. patents relating to computer-assisted mapping technologies licensed to plaintiffs, and ...

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Pretrial Rulings Issued in Patent Case (access required)

In this patent infringement suit, an Abingdon U.S. District Court rules on the parties’ motions in limine, including denying plaintiff’s motion in limine to preclude defendants from offering evidence construing claim terms not already construed by the court. Plaintiff specifically ...

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No FCA Claim for Quality Control Complaint (access required)

An engineer for a government contractor that produces explosive devices does not qualify for protection under the False Claims Act’s anti-retaliation provision for his termination after he reported  alleged fraudulent conduct to the government, as his allegations about quality control ...

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