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No Personal Jurisdiction Over Chinese Company (access required)

In this patent infringement suit, a Roanoke U.S. District Court does not have personal jurisdiction over Ya Tai Electric Appliances Company, a Chinese corporation accused of marketing and selling a deployable fan-tail fishing kayak that allegedly infringes plaintiff Freedom Hawk ...

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No Injunctive Relief for Dueling Grass Seed Companies (access required)

Neither of two companies litigating false advertising claims about the relative merits of their grass-seed products is entitled to a preliminary injunction to keep its opponent from running certain advertisements, a Richmond U.S. District Court says. Plaintiff The Scotts Company ...

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Equitable Estoppel May Halt Statute Of Frauds Bar (access required)

In this contract dispute over defendants, a tenant and guarantor, having failed to sign a lease for and departure from plaintiff landlord’s auto recycling business, a Roanoke County Circuit Court says defendants waited too long to file a motion to ...

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