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Prior Claim Construction May Affect New Suit (access required)

Although plaintiff DE Technologies settled its earlier patent infringement suit against Dell Inc., the Roanoke U.S. District Court construed the claims of the same patents at issue in DE’s suit against two other companies, IShopUSA Inc. and International Checkout Inc., ...

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No Preemption of False Marking Claims (access required)

In this suit alleging false marking under Section 292 of federal patent law, a Roanoke U.S. District Court rejects defendant’s multi-pronged claim that plaintiff’s claims under California and Washington state law are preempted by the America Invents Act, and defendant’s ...

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Investor’s Claim under Securities Act Advances (access required)

An investor who thought his $200,000 payment to defendants was buying 40,000 shares in C2 Future stock that would allow expansion of an educational company into Korea, instead of “office expenses for existing schools,”  can sue defendants for an alleged ...

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MERS is Necessary Party to Mechanic’s Lien Suit (access required)

A contractor may not proceed to enforce a mechanic’s lien against a homeowner because the contractor’s complaint does not include MERS, the Mortgage Electronic Registrations Systems Inc., as a necessary party to the mechanic’s lien suit, says a Fairfax Circuit ...

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Company Owes Prejudgment Interest, No Attorney Fees (access required)

In addition to holding defendant Sprint Communications liable in damages for breaching its contract with CenturyLink, a Richmond U.S. District Court also orders Sprint to pay plaintiffs prejudgment interest of $2,979,487, but declines to order Sprint to pay CenturyLink’s attorney’s ...

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