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Court Transfers False Claims Suit Against Duke U. (access required)

In this False Claims Act suit alleging the Duke University defendants knowingly falsified medical research data in order to obtain federal grants from various agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Institutes of Health, the Danville U.S. District ...

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Nursing Student’s Free Speech Claim Advances (access required)

A nursing student who complained in class and to administrators about qualified instructors leaving the program, to be replaced by unqualified instructors, and who alleges she was subjected to a phony student misconduct charge in retaliation, states a claim against ...

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No Finding of Confusion Over Mark (access required)

In plaintiff Virginia company’s suit alleging defendants, a Taiwanese corporation and two Washington state corporations, infringed plaintiff’s registered mark “VIVE” for its software, by marketing an “HTC Vive” headset, an Alexandria U.S. District Court grants summary judgment for defendant, as ...

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Expert Excluded on Mark ‘Confusion’ Claim (access required)

In plaintiff Virginia company’s suit alleging defendants, a Taiwanese corporation and two Washington state corporations, infringed on plaintiff’s registered mark “VIVE” for its software, by marketing an “HTC Vive” headset, an Alexandria U.S. District Court excludes plaintiff’s proffered expert’s opinions, ...

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Internet Sales Allow Virginia Federal Suit (access required)

In plaintiffs’ suit alleging a Texas company unlawfully used plaintiff’s engraving designs, trademarks and products lines for miniaturized bourbon barrels that allow individuals to age and flavor their own liquor, defendant’s purposeful conduct – setting up an interactive website accessible ...

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