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No Business Tort Claims from Failed Venture (access required)

A businessman who, following bankruptcy of a struggling business venture, has sued his partners alleging various business tort claims, sees his claims for tortious inter­ference, fraud and business conspiracy dis­missed by the Norfolk U.S. District Court, on recommendations from the ...

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Jurisdiction Amount Set by Foreclosure Costs (access required)

A borrower who seeks a declaratory judg­ment that defendant Wells Fargo attempted to initiate foreclosure proceedings without providing the borrower with a proper pre-ac­celeration cure notice wins remand of her contract action to state court; the Richmond U.S. District Court ...

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Sport Gear License Agreement Not Enforceable (access required)

In this dispute between two companies that produce and sell sporting goods, in­cluding gear for the game of “FlingGolf” or “ThrowGolf,” the parties’ Nov. 2, 2014 “Term Sheet” discussing a possible license agree­ment involving a “Flingstick” was an “agree­ment to ...

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Law Firm Settlement Approved in FDCPA Case (access required)

In this consumer class action alleging de­fendant law firm’s communication violated certain requirements of the 30-day validation notice disclosure in the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Richmond U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge approves the par­ties’ amended Settlement Agreement settling ...

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No Patent Term Extension for Drug Company (access required)

In this Administrative Procedure Act case, the Alexandria U.S. District Court upholds defendant Patent and Trademark Office’s de­nial of a patent term extension for plaintiff pharmaceutical company’s ‘447 patent. In addition to holding the rights to the ‘447 patent, plaintiff ...

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Prosecutor Faces Claim for Deleted Post (access required)

Although a prosecutor restored plaintiff’s deleted comments on a Facebook page main­tained by the Loudoun County Common­wealth’s Attorney Office, the prosecutor still faces a First Amendment claim for injunctive relief related to one deleted comment, an Al­exandria U.S. District Court ...

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