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Tax Prep Infringement Case Transferred (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court has personal jurisdiction over defendant “Latino Tax Professionals Association” in plaintiff “Income Tax School’s” suit alleging copyright infringement in defendants’ use of plaintiff’s tax education materials, but the suit is transferred to the Northern District ...

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Bifurcated Trial OK for Possible ‘Bad Faith’ Claim (access required)

A Norfolk U.S. District Court surveys state and federal cases on handling “bad faith” claims and bifurcates trial of an insurance carrier’s denial of coverage for an insured church’s storm loss, but denies the carrier’s motion to exclude evidence of ...

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Canadian Weapons Company Can Be Sued in Va. (access required)

A Charlottesville U.S. District Court denies defendant Canadian corporation’s motion to dismiss this patent infringement case for lack of personal jurisdiction, based primarily on defendant’s targeted solicitation of Virginia-based customers and the extent to which it has increasingly profited from ...

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Website Company Can Sue Florida Clients (access required)

Two Florida companies, and two of their officers/employees, who hired plaintiff Virginia company on an “emergency” basis to develop and host their website and email exchange are subject to personal jurisdiction in the Alexandria U.S. District Court. Defendant Florida corporations ...

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Jurisdictional Amount Satisfied by Damage Claim (access required)

An auto service center franchisor can stay in federal court because its complaint for breach of contract alleging defendant failed to pay the advertising expenses or operational fee under the contract and failed to properly transfer assets alleges damages over ...

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‘Show Cause’ Ordered for Sealing Request (access required)

In this litigation over plaintiff company’s complaint that AOL, Google and other defendants have used plaintiff’s search advertising systems to infringe two of plaintiff’s patents, the magistrate judge for the Norfolk U.S. District Court says the parties must appear and ...

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Plaintiff Not ‘Diligent’ in Discovery Effort (access required)

In a shipyard employee’s “hybrid” Section 301 suit against his union local and the terminal that fired him, the magistrate judge for the Norfolk U.S. District Court says plaintiff’s lawyer waited too long to serve discovery and denies his request ...

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