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Laches Limits Damages for Patent Plaintiff (access required)

A plaintiff who waited over six years to file suit after having constructive knowledge of defendant’s infringement activities has not rebutted a presumption of unreasonable delay and the Norfolk U.S. District Court limits plaintiff’s damage award by excluding pre-filing damages. ...

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Relief for Oppressed Minority Shareholders (access required)

In this litigation involving a 67-year-old closely held mining business that the Buckingham County Circuit Court ordered to be broken up and parceled out after a finding of the company’s oppression of minority shareholders, the court makes further orders to ...

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Indemnification Clause OK in Mold-Based Complaint (access required)

A Fairfax Circuit Court says a general contractor defending against a suit alleging damage from mold infestation in the townhouse it built may sue a waterproofing subcontractor for equitable and contractual indemnification, as the claims pass muster under the 2011 ...

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Lease Ambiguous on Zoning Proffer Payments (access required)

In dispute over a lease agreement between plaintiff Frederick County Sanitation Authority and defendant Carmeuse Lime & Stone Company’s predecessor, the Harrisonburg U.S. District Court denies summary judgment to Carmeuse, as there are genuine issues of material fact as to ...

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No Link Between Ads & Virginia Purchases (access required)

In this suit involving competing claims to the trademark “Diamonds Direct,” the Richmond U.S. District Court says plaintiff has failed to offer evidence establishing its prior use of the mark in Virginia, and defendant Capri Jewelers’ presumptive ownership of the ...

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