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Court Rules on Dueling Drug Company Experts (access required)

In a pharmaceutical company’s Lanham Act suit alleging defendant pharmaceuti­cal company cut into plaintiff’s profits by listing in industry databases a proposed generic equivalent to plaintiff’s Donna­tal drug for irritable bowel syndrome, a Charlottesville U.S. District Court ex­cludes testimony from ...

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‘Residual Clause’ Cases Do Not Save Motion (access required)

A petitioner cannot use recent U.S. Su­preme Court decisions on the ACCA’s re­sidual clause to mount an untimely chal­lenge to his sentence as a career offender under federal sentencing guidelines based on his prior Virginia convictions; the Nor­folk U.S. District ...

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‘Residual Clause’ Cases Do Not Save Motion (access required)

A petitioner cannot use recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions on the ACCA’s residual clause to mount an untimely challenge to his sentence under federal sentencing guidelines that treated his North Carolina convictions for possession of a sawed-off shotgun and attempted ...

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Former Client Sanctioned for Improper Removal Actions (access required)

Following a “trilogy of unsuccessful and baseless attempts” to remove a state court contract action to federal court, an Alexandria U.S. District Court imposes a pre-filing clearance injunction and a $500 sanction on a former client sued for fees by ...

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Former Shop Steward’s Claims Dismissed (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court dis­misses a pro se plaintiff’s suit alleging defendant union breached its duty of fair representation by not pursuing into arbi­tration her general complaint about dis­criminatory hiring and promotion prac­tices at the federal prison in Petersburg, ...

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