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Company May Claw Back Emails in Patent Case (access required)

In this discovery dispute in patent litigation  involving software used to facilitate distance learning, a Norfolk U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge says plaintiff company did not waive attorney-client privilege when it shared certain email communications with a former board member ...

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Amending Complaint Doesn’t Prompt Remand (access required)

Although plaintiff amended his claim of wrongful discharge from his shop steward position after removal to federal court, removing references to collective bargaining agreements in a “transparent attempt” to avoid federal jurisdiction, the Norfolk U.S. District Court says the gravamen ...

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Virginia Dating-Site Subscribers Yield ‘Sufficient Contacts’ (access required)

In this copyright infringement suit filed by the dating website, MATCH.COM, an Alexandria U.S. District Court has personal jurisdiction over the owner of XXXMATCH.COM and EROTICMATCH.COM, which has nearly 9,000 subscribers in Virginia and generates $1 million per year. Defendants’ ...

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