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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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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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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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Dead Man’s Statute Bars Doctor’s Testimony (access required)

In this case involving a dispute over decedent’s post-surgical use of dual anti-platelet therapy medications, the Richmond Circuit Court grants plaintiff’s motion in limine to exclude defendant physician’s testimony as not sufficiently corroborated to be admissible under the Virginia dead ...

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Exhibit Partially Sealed in Sex Bias Case (access required)

In plaintiff’s suit alleging sex discrimination and harassment and assault and battery, a Roanoke U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge partially grants defendant employer’s motion to seal an exhibit allegedly involving an investigation into an unrelated matter involving nonparty employees; the ...

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