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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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Partial Win in Asset-Discovery Motion (access required)

In plaintiff company’s attempt to collect on a multi-million dollar award in a trade-secrets case, a Richmond U.S. District Court partially grants plaintiff’s motion to compel asset-related discovery by ordering defendant to produce customer identity information in the wake of ...

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Large Firm Can’t Collect for Overhead (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court says defendant “spice” company intentionally violated plaintiff tobacco company’s trademarks for plaintiff’s cigarette brand “NEWPORT” with its similarly packaged product called “NEWPROT,” and the court awards defendant 80 percent of the fees and costs it ...

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No Venue Change from ‘Virtual’ Office (access required)

In this suit alleging three defendants have infringed plaintiff’s patents regarding voice over Internet protocol, the Norfolk U.S. District Court denies a motion to transfer venue even though plaintiff company’s office in Arlington appears to be a “virtual” office with ...

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