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Meat ‘Mark’ Case Stays in Virginia (access required)

A Norfolk U.S. District Court will not transfer to a federal court in Puerto plaintiff packing company’s suit alleging defendant Puerto Rican companies infringed their trademark for plaintiff’s chicken franks. Plaintiff Smithfield Packing Company filed this action against two Puerto ...

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Lawyer Fined, But Discovery Response Approved (access required)

Although plaintiff continues to complain that defendant lawyer has not complied with discovery orders in this suit alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Virginia Consumer Protection Act, the Richmond U.S. District says defendant’s responses are ...

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Court Records Sealed Under Local Rule (access required)

In this pending civil action, a Norfolk U.S. District Court magistrate judge grants defendant’s motion that certain documents filed as part of defendant’s memorandum opposing plaintiff’s motion in limine be marked confidential and placed under seal under local rules. Exhibit ...

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No expert fees when a nonsuit is taken at trial (access required)

When a plaintiff takes a nonsuit during trial, the defendant is not entitled to fees and costs for its expert witnesses, according to a Richmond Circuit judge. The nonsuit statute, Virginia Code § 8.01-380(C), permits the assessment of expert witness ...

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