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Early Injunction Ordered for ‘IJ’ Mark (access required)

The “Institute for Justice” wins a preliminary injunction from the Alexandria U.S. District Court against defendant “Independent Journal Review’s” use of an “IJ” logo in this trademark infringement case. Plaintiff Institute for Justice is a not-for-profit, non-partisan public interest law ...

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Patent Claim Was ‘Weak,’ But Not a ‘Sham’ (access required)

Defendant Capital One Financial Corporation successfully defended plaintiff’s patent infringement action and is a “prevailing party,” but this is not an “exceptional case” under 35 U.S.C. § 285 and the Alexandria U.S. District Court awards costs but denies attorney’s fees; ...

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$4.5M Awarded in FCA Medicaid Fraud Case (access required)

A Newport News U.S. District Court accepts a magistrate judge’s recommendation and awards summary judgment in this federal False Claims Act and Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act suit against defendant healthcare provider, who already has been convicted of Medicaid fraud, ...

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No ‘Prevailing Party’ from Dismissal (access required)

A defendant accused of illegally downloading adult content films from plaintiff’s website was not a “prevailing party” entitled to attorney’s fees under federal copyright law because the parties entered a joint stipulation of dismissal without judicial involvement; the Alexandria U.S. ...

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