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Purchase Contract Noncompete Not Too Broad (access required)

The 4th Circuit reverses summary judgment for defendant service-station operator in plaintiff fuel distributor’s suit to enforce a restrictive covenant that was part of a Purchase Sale Agreement and deed and prohibited the service-station operator from selling non-BP branded products ...

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Small Business Owner Gets Attorneys’ Fees (access required)

After granting summary judgment for defendants for in an action alleging violations of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and federal Copyright Act, the Newport News U.S. District Court awards attorney’s fees only as to the DMCA claims asserted against ...

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Sub Did Not Breach Government IT Contract (access required)

In this dispute between two government IT contractors, the Alexandria U.S. District Court grants summary judgment for defendant subcontractor on plaintiff contractor’s allegation that the sub, in addition to inducing the contractor’s foreseeable detrimental reliance that sub would continue to ...

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Default Sanction for Patent Infringement (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court accepts a magistrate judge’s recommendation to award default judgment against defendants Ali Hammoud and Al-Amir Inc. for infringing plaintiff’s line of hookah products and marks, and orders defendants to pay $288,419 in damages, $3,563 in ...

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Medical Researcher Has FCA Claim (access required)

A Charlottesville U.S. District Court says a post-doctoral fellow conducting research at UVa’s Department of Psychiatry & Neurobehavioral Sciences can sue the departmental chair and his supervisor under the False Claims Act on individual-capacity and official-capacity claims for prospective relief, ...

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