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Inmates Get Discovery on Medical Care Claim (access required)

In this plaintiff inmates’ suit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 alleging defendant prison provides inadequate medical care in violation of plaintiffs’ Eighth Amendment rights, the Charlottesville U.S. District Court grants plaintiffs’ motion to compel discovery of documents concerning any investigations ...

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‘SWAP’ Watch Does Not Violate ‘SWATCH’ Mark (access required)

In Swatch AG’s challenge to defendant Beehive Wholesale’s trademark application for its “SWAP” watch bands with interchangeable faces, the 4th Circuit affirms dismissal of Swatch’s claims for federal, state and common law trademark infringement, trademark dilution and unfair competition. Swatch ...

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Doctor Reports Nondisclosure Is Not Black Lung ‘Fraud’ (access required)

A coal company’s failure to disclose two pathologists’ reports diagnosing a miner’s  “complicated pneumoconiosis” to the company’s expert pathologists, thereby depriving the miner and his widow of a decade’s worth of black lung benefits, did not amount to a fraud ...

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