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Federal Pleading Standard Controls Pleadings (access required)

A contractor has adequately alleged compliance with conditions precedent in its pleadings suing defendant public authority for breach of two contracts for sewer system upgrades, and the Charlottesville U.S. District Court denies the authority’s motion to dismiss. In 2009, defendant ...

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Fraud, Securities Claims All Stayed for Arbitration (access required)

Although not all claims may be arbitrable in a retired physician’s suit arising from alleged fraudulent investment advice, the Roanoke U.S. District Court nevertheless will stay the entire lawsuit pending the outcome of FINRA arbitration with a co-defendant securities firm. ...

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Investors Not ‘Customers’ for FINRA Arbitration (access required)

Investors who purchased allegedly fraudulent securities directly from a business on the recommendation of a lawyer who was working with a broker for a financial services company were not “customers” of the company entitled to FINRA arbitration; the 4th Circuit ...

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No Venue Change in Ad-Display Patent Case (access required)

Although all three defendants have their principal places of business in New York, plaintiff, who is trying to protect its patents relating to web-advertising display, is entitled to keep the suit in the Norfolk U.S. District Court because plaintiff’s development, ...

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No ‘Reasonable Access’ to Copyrighted Home Designs (access required)

Although plaintiff architecture firm had its copyrighted designs for three home models – the Chadwyck, the Ballantrae and the Springfield, online and had cut sheets and sales handouts available for the Chadwyck, the firm nevertheless failed to show that defendant ...

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Trademark Dispute Is ‘Off to the Races’ (access required)

In this dispute over the rights to the service mark for “Strawberry Hill Races,” a century-old steeplechase horse racing tradition in Richmond, a Richmond U.S. District Court will allow plaintiff mark owners, who purchased the mark at a bankruptcy auction, ...

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