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‘Conversion’ Covers Intangible Property (access required)

In this multi-million dollar intellectual property case, a Richmond U.S. District Court grants judgment as a matter of law to defendant Kolon Industries Inc. on plaintiff DuPont’s claims for conversion and civil conspiracy; the federal court says Virginia courts would ...

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Cookware Case Nets Treble Damages (access required)

Meyer, a manufacturer of “Anolon Advanced” cookware, wins its suit alleging trade dress infringement and violation of North Carolina unfair trade practices law against defendant Belk department store, which sold a private-label cookware that was “deceptively similar”; the 4th Circuit ...

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Arbitration Award Subject to Res Judicata (access required)

A Loudoun County Circuit Court reconsiders its earlier denial of a motion to stay arbitration in this litigation over a contract involving road construction, and grants defendant’s motion to stay arbitration proceedings; under Va. Code § 8.01-581.012, a judgment confirming ...

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