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No Jurisdiction Over Utah Company in Patent Case (access required)

In this patent dispute between plaintiff Virginia company and defendant Utah company over patents for irrigation timers, the Harrisonburg U.S. District Court grants defendant’s motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction over the Utah company, and also denies plaintiff’s ...

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Amendment Barred to Name ‘John Doe’ Officers (access required)

A Charlottesville U.S. District Court denies plaintiff leave to amend his suit alleging multiple “John Doe” defendants violated his rights under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 with respect to actions taken by law enforcement agents after they obtained an emergency custody ...

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Individual ‘Lemon Law’ Claim Survives (access required)

A Charlottesville U.S. District Court dismisses claims in these three cases alleging Hyundai Motor Corporation misstated or misrepresented the gas mileage obtained by Hyundai Elantras, except for a single plaintiff’s Lemon Law claim based on the on-board mileage calculator. The ...

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No Free Speech Claim from Facebook Comment Removal (access required)

A prosecutor’s deletion of plaintiff’s comment on the Loudoun County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s official Facebook page, and blocking of plaintiff from leaving further comments for several months, did not violate plaintiff’s First Amendment rights, an Alexandria U.S. District Court holds; defendant ...

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